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USS St. Louis: Centuries of Service.

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    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.
     
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    Your basic hillbilly battleship. :p
     
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