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the St. Louis class light cruiser

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I was searching pics that I can use (will post in the art section of stuff I found soon) when I found something thats quite nice.

 

 

I present to you the St. Louis class light cruiser!

 

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and no, the St. Louis in the game at tier III is a protected cruiser. THIS St. Louis however is a light cruiser. dammit, USN, stop reusing the same names!

 

wiki listed her stats as:

 

General characteristics
Type:    Light cruiser
Displacement:    10,000 tons (standard)
13,327 tons (Full)
Length:    608.3 feet (185 m)
Beam:    61.7 ft (18.8 m)
Draft:    19.8 ft (6.0 m)
Propulsion:    (4) 618psi Boilers
4 Gear Turbines
4 Screws
100,000 Horsepower
Speed:    33 knots
Complement:    888 officers and enlisted men
Armament:    
15 × Mk.16 6 inch guns (5x3)
8 × 5 inch/38 caliber guns
4 × quad 1.1 inch/75 caliber guns
12 × 20 mm Oerlikon cannons
1 ×depth charge track
Armor:    3-5 in Belt
2 in Deck
1.25-6.5 in Turrets
6 in Barbettes
2.25-5 in CT
Aircraft carried:    4 Curtiss SOC Seagulls
Aviation facilities:    2 Aft catapaults

 

 

Although the Atlanta and Cleveland class succeeded her, I don't know what hax she was outfitted with aside from getting an additional turret in the fore section thats superimposed (note that a typical cruiser had two fore and two aft turrets in the earlier years until they followed the two fore and one aft scheme the later ships used) . There were two ships in the class which were the St. Louis (CL-49), the lead ship, and the Helena. both were at the interwar and served in World War 2 but only the lead ship went on to last until the 80's whilst the sister ship sank in the fighting.

 

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The St. Louis was one hardy cruiser, a light cruiser even. she sailed during the interwar years that scoured the Atlantic to the Indies and when the surprise attack at Pearl harbor started going balls-to-the-wall, she was one of the ships that was up and able with their AA guns unloading flak like mad so much that she railed in the first torpedo bomber kill and nearly got holed by a midget submarine and was able to GTFO out of the harbor mouth when destroyers started throwing depth charges like mad in a frantic attempt to blow that sub down under. after her event, she got her moniker "Lucky Lou" after the whole fiasco and strangely enough, she and her sister were near battleship row when the attack happened and she's the only one literally unharmed of the two cruisers. hell, the torpedo meant for her hit a shoal just as she was running away. after escort duties, maintenance, patrolling, rinse and repeat, she got her overhaul at Mare Island. after all that, she got her first taste of pain... at the wee hours of the morning  she, along with her sister, another cruiser and a couple of destroyers got it on with a group of IJN destroyers at Kula Gulf which left their side with the loss of her sister whilst the IJN lost two of their destroyers. 

 

wasn't the end of it however since after the typical rinse and repeat duties, she got harassed by aircraft, more specifically dive bombers and a kamikaze that slammed right into her and if you can gracefully evade torpedo fans in the game, she evaded one barely because if she hadn't, she'd be joining her sister in the depths and she evaded that with listing even. the moniker "Lucky Lou" actually pushed through. she saw her final days in the war being moored somewhere and after that, she got decommissioned and recommissioned again in the service of the Brazilian Navy till she was scrapped in the 80's.

 

 

her sister however... got her share of harm... a LOT of it.

 

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she got whacked hard during the skirmish at Kula Gulf. one of the reasons why she got targeted by the IJN destroyers with their torpedoes was because when she fired, muzzle flash was quite the flare and those were the reasons why both sisters got torpedoed quite easily but to be fair, the Helena has seen more grit than her big sister since it actually got harmed at Pearl harbor despite unloading flak like mad, served in the Guadalcanal campaign in the slugfests at Cape Esperence and saw through the naval brawl. she was also quite the celebrated(?) cruiser than her big sister due to her exploits and tenure. a shame she couldn't last till the end but her sister did.

 

 

should this be in-game though, I'm expecting a US Mogami albeit without tubes. what chills a captain to the bone in-game is a Mogami actually unloading as fast as the USN cruisers but since this thing is both the Atlanta and Cleveland's predecessor (btw Atlanta at tier 8 is asking to be an AA monster), its probably gonna be part of a new cruiser line.

 

TL;DR over.

 

EDIT: fiine Chappo.

 

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~Chappo

 

 

Edited by EvyL

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Super Tester
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This is a Brooklyn Class Light Cruiser, as Jingles Suggested this ship should be tier 5, while the Omaha is tier 4, and the proposed paper Phoenix removed from the game. Resulting in the game having more historical ships. 

Edited by Marisp17

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This is a Brooklyn Class Light Cruiser, as Jingles Suggested this ship should be tier 5, while the Omaha is tier 4, and the proposed paper Phoenix removed from the game. Resulting in the game having more historical ships. 

 

How do you fit this thing as tier 5? It should be at tier 7.

Yes yes the Atlanta and Cleveland succeeded her, but that doesn't justify those amazing armament at tier 5.

Make comparisons, Cleveland at tier 6 has 4x triple turrets which is right now amazing for it's tier. The Mogami at tier 7 with 5x Triple turrets is also amazing at its tier.

It is a nice replacement/competitor to the Pensacola we have right now, that thing might have punchy guns but it's too fragile.

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How do you fit this thing as tier 5? It should be at tier 7.

Yes yes the Atlanta and Cleveland succeeded her, but that doesn't justify those amazing armament at tier 5.

Make comparisons, Cleveland at tier 6 has 4x triple turrets which is right now amazing for it's tier. The Mogami at tier 7 with 5x Triple turrets is also amazing at its tier.

It is a nice replacement/competitor to the Pensacola we have right now, that thing might have punchy guns but it's too fragile.

 

the slightly modified St. Louis could go tier 7 which is essentially a Brooklyn on hax if they dont want the original ship to come by or would they want it to be a new branch altogether. that is unless they plan to prem the St. Louis light cruiser. speaking of the Mogami, didn't she pack 155's whilst this cruiser carried 152's as well as with the Cleveland?

 

a likely thing to do at this point to include is to make this a tier 7 in the light cruiser line (would the Portland even fit at tier 8?) whilst the Pensacola be on its tier 7 heavy cruisers. its probably gonna fit since the Worcester cruiser would complement the current Des Moines for their heavy cruisers

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Super Tester
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How do you fit this thing as tier 5? It should be at tier 7.

Yes yes the Atlanta and Cleveland succeeded her, but that doesn't justify those amazing armament at tier 5.

Make comparisons, Cleveland at tier 6 has 4x triple turrets which is right now amazing for it's tier. The Mogami at tier 7 with 5x Triple turrets is also amazing at its tier.

It is a nice replacement/competitor to the Pensacola we have right now, that thing might have punchy guns but it's too fragile.

 

There are some gaps in the tech trees, tier 7 is just too high for this light cruiser, 152 mm guns although plentiful with high DPM but it would get one shotted by a Nagato easily and the guns aren't able to successfully penetrate and cause enough damage at such high tiers. USS Atlanta should try to avoid facing Battleships as they were designed to be cruiser and destroyer hunters.   

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There are some gaps in the tech trees, tier 7 is just too high for this light cruiser, 152 mm guns although plentiful with high DPM but it would get one shotted by a Nagato easily and the guns aren't able to successfully penetrate and cause enough damage at such high tiers. USS Atlanta should try to avoid facing Battleships as they were designed to be cruiser and destroyer hunters.   

 

How bout Mogami with its 15,5 cm guns?

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Mogami and Japanese cruisers already have torpedoes and it's gun could be upgraded to 8 inch 200 mm. Brooklyn are even lighter than Mogamis fully loaded.

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the slightly modified St. Louis could go tier 7 which is essentially a Brooklyn on hax if they dont want the original ship to come by or would they want it to be a new branch altogether. that is unless they plan to prem the St. Louis light cruiser. speaking of the Mogami, didn't she pack 155's whilst this cruiser carried 152's as well as with the Cleveland?

 

a likely thing to do at this point to include is to make this a tier 7 in the light cruiser line (would the Portland even fit at tier 8?) whilst the Pensacola be on its tier 7 heavy cruisers. its probably gonna fit since the Worcester cruiser would complement the current Des Moines for their heavy cruisers

 

I wanted the USS Alaska CB-1 to be a tier 10 HEAVY HEAVY cruiser in the next American cruiser line and the most likely US Heavy cruiser premium ship would be USS Wichita (CA-45)! 

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I wanted the USS Alaska CB-1 to be a tier 10 HEAVY HEAVY cruiser in the next American cruiser line and the most likely US Heavy cruiser premium ship would be USS Wichita (CA-45)! 

 

I prefer to put it in Battlecruiser class, and NO WAY it will be tier 10 with it's size and firepower

Amagi will beat her with ease

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uh... isn't the Alaska class a Large Cruiser? wouldn't the Large Cruiser go with the battlecruisers for the battleship line if we talk about its guns?

 

that aside if this light cruiser were to go tier 7, wouldn't its armor make it easy to smash the ship? I feel that even as a light cruiser, the Mogami can sort of shrug off fellow cruiser shots at it but I'm still in doubt if this thing would be tier 7 if we hypothesize. what exactly will happen if this thing goes tier 5 and the Omaha tier 4 and all the while retaining the Cleveland as a tier 6?

 

speaking of which, the Wichita MIGHT be the beta sheep we might get.

Edited by EvyL

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