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Wichita in Sedgwick County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

U.S.S. Wichita (CA-45)

 
 
U.S.S. Wichita (CA-45) Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
1. U.S.S. Wichita (CA-45) Memorial
Inscription.  
World War II heavy cruiser -
The last U.S. "treaty cruiser"


Laid Down 28 Oct. 1935
Launched 16 Nov. 1937
Commissioned 16 Feb. 1939
Decommissioned 3 Feb. 1947
Struck 1 Mar. 1959


Displacement 10,000 Tons • Length 608 ft. 4 in.
Beam 19 ft. 10 in. • Propulsion 100,000 shp Geared turbines
Speed 32.5 knots • Complement 929 [officers & sailors]
Armament 9 - 8" guns, 8 - 5" guns
Aircraft 4 biplanes

To learn more read
300,000 Miles to Victory: U.S.S. Wichita
available at the Wichita Public Library

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, World IIWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 37° 41.421′ N, 97° 20.764′ W. Marker is in Wichita, Kansas, in Sedgwick County. Monument is in the Veterans Memorial Park of Wichita. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 339 North Greenway, Wichita KS 67202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Don't Spit on the Sidewalk (a few steps from this marker); Wichita Vietnamese American Memorial (within shouting distance of
U.S.S. Wichita (CA-45) Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
2. U.S.S. Wichita (CA-45) Memorial
this marker); Marine Corps Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Fleet Marine Force Navy Hospital Corpsmen (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Merchant Marine Veterans of World War II (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); USN Armed Guard (about 300 feet away); Purple Heart Memorial (about 300 feet away); Vietnam War and Homefront Memorial (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wichita.
 
Regarding U.S.S. Wichita (CA-45). Wichita was the only ship of her class, a link between the prewar New Orleans and the wartime Baltimore classes of heavy cruiser.
 
Also see . . .
1. Veterans Memorial Park of Wichita. (Submitted on June 23, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. USS Wichita (CA-45). Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on November 18, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
U.S.S. Wichita (CA-45) image. Click for full size.
By Usn, 1942
3. U.S.S. Wichita (CA-45)
USS Wichita (CA-45) Description: At anchor in Scapa Flow in April 1942.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command, Catalog # NH 97884
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 483 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 23, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on November 18, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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