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{{Ship_infobox|name = St. Louis-class light cruiser|image = USS StLouis.jpg|caption = USS St. Louis off Boston, September 1917|builder = Neafie & Levy Shipyards Philadelphia, Union Iron Works, Newport News Shipbuilding|class = St. Louis-class|type = Light cruiser|length = 130 meters|beam = 20 meters|draught = 7.4 meters|displacement = 9,700 long tons|machinery = 16 boilers, 2 vertical triple-expansion engines, 2 screws|speed = 22 knots|armor = 4-inch belt, 4-inch shields, 3-inch deck, 5-inch conning tower|armament = 14 x 6-inch/50 cal guns, 18 x 3-inch/50 cal rapid-fire guns, 12 x 3-pounder rapid-fire guns, 4 x 1-pounder automatic guns, 8 x 1-pounder rapid-fire guns, 2 x .30 cal machine guns|crew = 673 officers and enlisted|year = 1905|affiliation = United States of America}}The '''''St. Louis-class''''' of cruisers were three armored cruisers built by the [[United States Navy]] at the beginning of the 20th century as a response to the American involvement in the Spanish-American War. Seeing little to no combat in World War I, they were decommissioned and scrapped after the war and before [[World War II]].
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{{Ship_infobox|name = St. Louis-class light cruiser|image = USS StLouis-0.jpg|caption = USS St. Louis off Guam bombarding Japanese positions, July 1944|builder = Brooklyn Naval Yard|class = St. Louis-class (modified Brooklyn-class)|type = Light cruiser|length = 185 meters|beam = 19 meters|draught = 7 meters|displacement = 10,000 long tons|machinery = 4 boilers, 4 geared turbines, 4 shafts|speed = 32 knots|armor = 5-inch belt, 6.5-inch turrets, 2-inch deck, 5-inch conning tower|armament = 15 x 6-inch/47 cal guns, 8 x 5-inch/38 cal AA guns, 8 x .50 cal machine guns|crew = 868 officers and enlisted|year = 1938|affiliation = United States of America|aircraft = 4 aircraft}}The '''''St. Louis-class''''' of cruisers were two light cruisers produced by the [[United States Navy]] shortly before [[World War II]]. A modified version of the Brooklyn-class cruiser, this class featured improved high-pressure boilers, machinery that alternated power between the boiler and engine rooms, and new AA armament, being the first cruisers to have 5-inch/38 cal guns.
   
 
== Ships in class ==
 
== Ships in class ==
* [[USS St. Louis (C-20)|USS ''St. Louis'' (C-20)]]
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* [[USS St. Louis (CL-49)|USS ''St. Louis'' (CL-49)]]
* [[USS Milwaukee (C-21)|USS ''Milwaukee'' (C-21)]]
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* [[USS Helena (CL-50)|USS ''Helena'' (CL-50)]]
* [[USS Charleston (C-22)|USS ''Charleston'' (C-22)]]
 

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The St. Louis-class of cruisers were two light cruisers produced by the United States Navy shortly before World War II. A modified version of the Brooklyn-class cruiser, this class featured improved high-pressure boilers, machinery that alternated power between the boiler and engine rooms, and new AA armament, being the first cruisers to have 5-inch/38 cal guns.

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