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USS Chester
USS Chester
Class overview
Builders: Fore River Shipyard
Bath Iron Works
Succeeded by: Omaha-class cruiser
Built: 1905–1907
In commission: 1908–1923
Completed: 3
General characteristics
Type: Light cruiser
Displacement: 3,750 long tons (3,810 t)
Length: 423.1 ft (129.0 m)
Beam: 47.1 ft (14.4 m)
Draft: 16.8 ft (5.1 m)
Speed: 24 kn (28 mph; 44 km/h)
Complement: 359
Armament: • 2 × 5 in (130 mm) guns
• 6 × 3 in (76 mm) guns
• 2 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes

The Chester class of light cruisers were the first vessels to be designed and designated as Light Cruisers.




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