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NEWARK (CL 108)
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Hotel - Quebec - Zulu
CLASS - FARGO (Modified CLEVELAND)
Displacement 10,000 Tons, Dimensions, 611' 2" (oa) x 66' 4" x 25' (Max)
Armament 12 x 6"/47, 12 x 5"/38AA, 28 x 40mm, 10 x 20mm, 4 Aircraft
Armor, 5" Belt, 6" Turrets, 2" Deck, 5" Conning Tower.
Machinery, 100,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 4 screws
Speed, 32.5 Knots, Crew 992.
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid on 17 JAN 1944 by the New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, NJ
Construction Cancelled while 67.8% complete on 12 AUG 1945
Launched 14 DEC 1945
Hulk used for underwater explosive testing from MAR - JUL 1948
Fate: Sold for scrap to American Shipbreakers, Inc., Philadelphia, PA 02 APR 1949
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The hulk of what was to be USS Newark (CL 108) after being used in exercises and tests, circa 1948.
Ernie Arroyo collection.
|John Chiquoine and Dave Schroeder.
NEWARK (CL 108) History
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