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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:02 pm 
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getting photos of these vessels is like pulling teeth...anyone got any?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:39 pm 
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John,

Have you tried the Navsource page for Oregon City?

There are also pages for Albany and Rochester

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:25 am 
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I live in the Albany, NY area and have recently developed an interest in the USS Albany (and USS Rochester), both Oregon City class cruisers.

Are there any kits out there, 1/700 scale, resin or plastic, of an Oregon City class cruiser as completed? I'd like to do a USS Albany, but not as the (ugly) conversion to the Guided Missle Cruiser.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:34 am 
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fred_sirois wrote:
I live in the Albany, NY area and have recently developed an interest in the USS Albany (and USS Rochester), both Oregon City class cruisers.

Are there any kits out there, 1/700 scale, resin or plastic, of an Oregon City class cruiser as completed? I'd like to do a USS Albany, but not as the (ugly) conversion to the Guided Missle Cruiser.

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Fred Sirois


Fred,

Rumor has it that a 1/700 Oregon City class is in the work from one of the resin manufacturers. I believe it will be in the "as built" guise.

HTH,

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:31 pm 
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Thanks Martin. I've heard from Jon at Admiralty. The Oregon City is one of their up and coming releases. No firm timetable yet, but I'm in no rush. I have plenty in my stash to keep me busy.

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A bit of "news" - Niko Models made a CA-122 kit, found it on a Polish web shop while looking for images of the Oregon City on Google. Sadly, I couldn't find any of the images I was really wanting, so I figure I'll ask about them here instead...

Question number one is, did the Oregon City-class ever mount a 20 mm anti-aircraft battery, or were they built without them? And if they did have them, does anyone have any diagrams of where they were mounted?

Question number two, the only drawings I've found of the Oregon City class are the ones in Janes Fighting Ships of WWII (which is inaccurate), and the really blurry one on Globalsecurity. Does anyone have a decent plan view of an as-built Oregon City/Albany/Rochester?

Final question, is there a firm answer to why the US Navy ditched the Oregon City so fast? She had the shortest active service of any US warship, even beating the Alaskas. I've seen guesses that she was defective in some way, but nothing concrete.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:03 pm 
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Fred:

Niko models has the Oregon City in 1/700. Recently built it. A nice kit.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:09 pm 
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Got any pictures of that ship, OS? :-)

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:46 pm 
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CLASS - OREGON CITY
Displacement 13,700 Tons, Dimensions, 674' 11" (oa) x 70' 10" x 26' 6" (Max)
Armament 9 x 8"/55, 12 x 5"/38AA, 48 x 40mm, 24 x 20mm, 4 Aircraft
Armor, 6" Belt, 8" Turrets, 2 1/2" Deck, 6" Conning Tower.
Machinery, 120,000 SHP; G. E. Geared Turbines, 4 screws
Speed, 33 Knots, Crew 2000.
Keel laid on 08 APR 1944 by the Bethlehem Steel Co., Quincy, MA
Launched 09 JUN 1945
Commissioned 16 FEB 1946
Decommissioned 15 DEC 1947
Stricken 01 NOV 1970
Fate: Sold for scrap on 17 AUG 1973

Ships in Class
CA-122 OREGON CITY
CA-123 ALBANY - Reclassified CG-10
CA-124 ROCHESTER
CA-125 NORTHAMPTON - Completed as CLC-1

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:53 pm 
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Photos:
http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-u ... /ca122.htm

http://www.navsource.org/archives/04/122/04122.htm

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:24 pm 
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Had that info already, but thanks anyway...

Here's a pic of what I'm using the info for right now:

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Eventually I'll be building the real ships as well, but I need more practice building ship hulls first. :-)

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You have GOT to be kidding. A space battleship. Seriously?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:38 am 
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You can find some drawings and photos in:

"US Cruisers, an Illustrated Design History"
Norman Friedman
Naval Institute Press
Annapolis, Maryland
1984

Friedman also discusses such things as armament variations.

The book is pretty spendy, if you can find one. Look in local libraries.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:46 am 
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just order the ISW Albany. having a Tall Lady is what I always wanted.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:01 am 
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Albany has been shipped. :woo_hoo:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:26 pm 
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Image Image outstanding kit. Thank You! Got a Tall Lady!


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USS Columbus(CG-12) is what she will be.


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last bit of details are being put on Sara. and i started on DD-933 Barry on Saturday.clean the hull on CG-11 this weekend and will start on her this coming weekend.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:29 pm 
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a lot of work will have to be done to this build.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:29 pm 
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Some interesting USN photos of CG-12. Don't know if it's been mentioned before.

RyanCrierie's photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/63014123@N02/page44/

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