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Omaha class light cruiser, Murmansk - The Soviet cruiser from the west


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  1. 1. Would you like USS Milwaukee as Murmansk added to the Soviet Naval tree?

    • Yes, I think she should be added to the tech tree
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    • Yes, I think she should be added as a premium ship
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    • Yes, I think she should be added as a event/gift vehicle
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    • Yes, I think she should be added as a squadron vehicle
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    • Yes, I think she should be added as a vehicle from the battle pass
      1
    • Yes, I think she should be added on one of the following ways mentioned above
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    • Unsure
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    • I don't think we need her in-game
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                                     Omaha class light cruiser, Murmansk - The Soviet cruiser from the west

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Background

Murmansk is the second ship of the Omaha class light cruisers of the United States Navy, originally going by the name USS Milwaukee (CL-5), she would serve with the US navy during the Second World War as well as with the Soviet Union in 1944 though she actually remained with the Soviet navy post war and was only returned to the US in 1949 as she the first ship to be returned to the United States which they had loaned to the Soviet Union, she was also the last Omaha class cruiser as all of her sisters had been scraped by this point.

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In her service with the Soviet Union she retained her last refit she received in US service, she was armed 10 6-inch/53 guns in 2 twin Mark 16 mounts and 6 Mark 13 mounts, her AA armament consisted of 6 single 3-inch Mark 10 guns, 6 40mm Bofors in 3 twin mounts, and 12 single 20mm Oerlikons, she also retained the 2 triple torpedo tubes. Despite her having radar she still included float planes which consisted of OS2U Kingfishers.

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History

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Milwaukee was laid down on December 13th, 1918, she was launched on March 24th, 1922, and was commissioned on June 20th, 1923. During her shakedown cruise she sailed and visited Sydney, Australia and during her voyage she used new depth finding equipment she surveyed part of the ocean floor. During the early parts of her career she took part in the various fleet problem exercises, during  Fleet Problem VI in particular she collided with her sister Detroit however no major damage was done to either vessel. In 1933 she would actually come to make a significant discovery with her depth finding equipment once more, this time in 1939 she ended up discovering the deepest point in the Atlantic Ocean while sailing north of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, the location was then following which named Milwaukee Deep which made it the second d place named after her as the original place she first surveyed was named the Milwaukee Seamounts.

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With the start of the Second World War in Europe she took part in neutrality patrols in the Caribbean however she would be in dock in Brooklyn when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. She would first find herself patrolling between South America and Africa and during this she would end up rescuing the crew of a Brazilian cargo ship after it was attacked by a Italian submarine, ironically it encounter her the next night and fired torpedoes at her with the captain mistaking her for a "Maryland- or California- type battleship" and claimed to have sunk the ship which led to a permeation which was later reversed post war.

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In 1943 she helped with the interception of a German raider before on May 31st she collided with another of her sisters, this time Omaha however the amount of damage wasn't clear. In 1944 she returned to the mainland United States as she prepared to be loaned to the USSR as with the surrender of the Italian fleet she was loaned to the USSR as the ships allotted to the Soviet Union could not be delivered at the time so she was sent.

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During her career with the Soviet Navy she received the name Murmansk and on April 20th she entered service with the Soviet navy. During her service in the Soviet navy during the Second World War she was relegated to convoy escort and patrol in the Arctic Ocean however the end of the Second World War would not be the end of her service with the Soviet Navy as post war she was used as a training ship taking part in maneuvers in 1948, then in March of 1949 she was finally returned to the United States. By the point of her return all of her sisters had been scrapped making her the last Omaha class cruiser and from images when she was transferred to the Soviet Union and then returned she underwent no major changes as she retained her last refit in US service, she was also the first of 15 ships that were given under lend lease to be returned by the Soviet Union however she would only be sold for scrap in December of 1949 since like her sisters post war the Omaha class was a older design with less room for upgrades along with the US having many more modern cruisers available. 

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Specifications

Displacement:

7,050 tons (standard)

10,460 tons (full load)

 

Length:

555 ft 6 in (169.4 m) (overall)

 

Beam: 

55 ft 4 in (16.9 m)

 

Draft:

13 ft 6 in (4.11 m)

 

Installed power:

90,000 shp (67,000 kW)

12 × Yarrow boilers

 

Propulsion:

4 × shafts

4 × geared steam turbines

 

Speed: 35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph)

 

Range: 6,500 nmi (12,000 km; 7,500 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)

 

Complement:

458 total

 

Sensors and Systems:

1 x SK radar

2 x SG radars

2 x Mark 3 radars

 

Armament:

Primary armament:

4 x 6-inch/53 (152mm) Mark 12 guns, Mark 16 Mounts (2 x 2)

6 x 6-inch/53 (152mm) Mark 12 guns, Mark 13 Mounts (6 x 1)

Secondary Armament:

6 x 3-inch/50 (76mm) Mark 10 DP guns (6 x 1)

AA Armament:

6 x 40mm/56  Bofors AA guns (3 x 2)

12 x 20mm/70 Oerlikons AA guns (12 x 1)

Torpedo tubes:

6 x 21 inch (533mm) torpedo tubes (2 x 3)

 

Armor: (same as ships already represented in-game)

 

Aviation facilities:

2 x catapults

2 x seaplanes (OS2U Kingfishers)

 

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Edited by de Radio Demon@live
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Open for discussion. :salute:

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I swear that the Omaha is gonna be the ship version of the Sherman at this point, with so many sister ship being proposed with slightly different armaments.

 

I'm actually wanted this in the US tree instead of the USSR because it's the Omaha-class that doesn't suck (due to her AA gun) and it will be really odd if the Soviet somehow got the better Omaha instead.

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Add a photo of OS2U Kingfishers (with soviet markings). There are no other OS2U in Soviet Fle et, that's why we can see number 1 on tail.

And probably number 2 for airplane on 2nd catapult :DD.

Existing bomb armement is open question.

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Suggestion passed to the developers for consideration.

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