CA-25 HEAVY CRUISER IMPACTS PACIFIC
SWAYBACK Contributes to War Effort
Summary of Event
The capacity limit was 1,500 short tons. It's complement included 87 officers and 567-612 enlisted. In 1948 the USS Salt Lake City survived one of the most dangerous bombs ever made. It was awarded 11 battle stars. Swab Jockeys named it Swayback Maru. Swab jockeys were what the crew members where called. It's code letters were NISK. Its hull symbol CA-25. The installed power included 12 white Forster boilers, and 4 Parsons reduction steam turbines. It carried 4 float planes, and 2 midships catapults.
FIRST HAND ACCOUNT
FACTS AND STATISTICS
- On the USS Salt Lake City there where 55 caliber guns and 25 caliber anti-aircraft guns.
- The top speed was 37.6mph.
- The crew slept on bunk beds and hammocks.
- The crew name was swab jockeys.
- There where 44mm Bofor guns. 19 single 20mm Orelikon cannons.
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