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{{Ship_infobox|name = Des Moines-class heavy cruiser|image = USS NewportNews.jpg|caption = USS Newport News underway during a NATO wargame; August 1962|builder = Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Fore River Shipyard, Newport News Shipbuilding|class = Des Moines-class|type = Heavy cruiser|length = 218.4 meters|beam = 23.3 meters|draught = 6.7 meters|displacement = 17,300 long tons|machinery = 4 shafts, 4 boilers, GE turbines|speed = 33 knots|armor = 6-inch belt, 8-inch turrets, 3.5-inch deck, 6.5-inch conning tower|armament = 9 x 8-inch/55 cal guns, 12 x 5-inch/38 cal guns, 24 x 3-inch/50 cal guns, 12 x 20 mm Oerlikon cannons|crew = 1,800 officers and enlisted|year = 1948|affiliation = United States of America}}The '''''Des Moines-class''''' of cruisers were three heavy cruisers produced by the [[United States Navy]] after the end of [[World War II]]. The last class of all-gun cruisers made by the [[United States]], they were the second-largest cruisers in the fleet and had a new design of autoloading rapid-fire 8-inch guns, and a stronger battery of small-caliber AA guns. Twelve ships were planned, but only three were completed. The three ships served their country during the [[Cold War]] and one became a museum ship.
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== Ships in class ==
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* [[USS Des Moines (CA-134)|USS ''Des Moines'' (CA-134)]]
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* [[USS Salem (CA-139)|USS ''Salem'' (CA-139)]]
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* [[USS Newport News (CA-148)|USS ''Newport News'' (CA-148)]]

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The Des Moines-class of cruisers were three heavy cruisers produced by the United States Navy after the end of World War II. The last class of all-gun cruisers made by the United States, they were the second-largest cruisers in the fleet and had a new design of autoloading rapid-fire 8-inch guns, and a stronger battery of small-caliber AA guns. Twelve ships were planned, but only three were completed. The three ships served their country during the Cold War and one became a museum ship.

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