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United States Cruiser Columbia
· Date: Wed, 13 October 10 · Views: 164
· Filesize: 91.1kb · Dimensions: 900 x 597 ·
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Richard1947
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Registered: March 2007
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Thu, 14 October 10 03:25

Interesting description "commerce destroyer"
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Klaatu83
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Mon, 3 January 11 15:56

The design of USS Columbia was similar to that of USS Olympia (the cruiser that is preserved at Philadelphia), except that the Columbia exchanged the two twin 8-inch gun turrets found on the Olympia for greater engine power. As a result the Columbia was faster, fast enough to catch any ship of her day. Hence the description, "commerce destroyer".
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