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USS Wilmington (CL-111)
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Name: USS Wilmington
Namesake: Wilmington, Delaware
Builder: William Cramp and Sons,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Laid down: 5 March 1945
Fate: Construction halted on 12 August 1945. Hulk eventually scrapped.
General characteristics
Type: Fargo-class cruiser
Displacement: 10,000 long tons (10,160 t)
Length: 611 ft 2 in (186.28 m)
Beam: 66 ft 6 in (20.27 m)
Draft: 20 ft (6.1 m)
Speed: 33 knots (61 km/h; 38 mph)
Complement: 992 officers and enlisted
Armament: • 12 × 6"/47 caliber guns (4×3)
• 12 × 5"/38 caliber guns (6×2)
• 32 × Bofors 40 mm AA guns (8×4)

USS Wilmington (CL-111) was a planned ship which was scrapped prior to completion. She was the third ship to be scheduled to be named for Wilmington, Delaware.

Wilmington was to be a United States Navy Fargo-class light cruiser. She was laid down 5 March 1945 by William Cramp and Sons, but with the end of World War II, construction was suspended 12 August 1945 and the hulk subsequently scrapped.


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