Discussion in 'WWII Today' started by OpanaPointer, Sep 27, 2021.
USS St. Louis: Centuries of Service Premieres September 27
The St. Louis class "semi-armored cruisers" of the early 1900s employed an interesting weight-saving measure - they omitted the main armament! Amidships they had twelve 6" guns in armored casemates, a fairly typical secondary battery for an armored cruiser, but fore and aft, rather than twin 8" or 10" turrets, there were just single 6" guns, completely unprotected.
Your basic hillbilly battleship.