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General Information

One of the best Heavy Cruisers in the world was Des Moines and her sister ships. The were among the most powerful class post-World War 2. Having gained the experiences in WW2, it boasted excellent protection along with new 76mm/50 cal Mk33 AA with a revolutionizing 203mm L/55 Mk16 3x3 Auto-Loading Main Battery that fired 10.9 RPM or reloads at 5.5 Seconds per salvo. In total you would be firing 93 Rounds to the Enemy

The third ship in the class USS Salem(CA-139) is now a Museum ship in Quincy, Massachusetts. She is regarded as the only last surviving true Heavy Cruisers as others had sunk or were scrapped.

In Game Information

One of the best heavy cruisers in the world. The ship was designed using the experience gained in World War II, resulting in excellent protection and very powerful AA armament. The key distinctive feature of this type of cruiser was auto-loading main guns that had a very high rate of fire.


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