USS Youngstown (CL-94)

USS Youngstown (CL-94) was to have been a United States Navy Cleveland-class light cruiser. She was laid down on 4 September 1944 at William Cramp & Sons Shipbuilding Company, Philadelphia; but because of the end of hostilities in the Pacific, the contract for her construction was canceled on 12 August 1945, when the ship had been 54.1 percent completed. On 21 January 1946, the Navy approved cancellation of the contract and disposition of the ship, and the unfinished ship was subsequently scrapped on the ways.[1]

United States
Name: Youngstown
Namesake: City of Youngstown, Ohio
Builder: William Cramp & Sons Shipbuilding Company, Philadelphia
Laid down: 4 September 1944
Fate: canceled on 12 August 1945, 54.1 percent completed
Status: scrapped 21 January 1946
General characteristics (as planned)
Class and type: Cleveland-class Light cruiser
  • 11,744 long tons (11,932 t) (standard)
  • 14,131 long tons (14,358 t) (max)
  • 610 ft 1 in (185.95 m) oa
  • 608 ft (185 m)pp
Beam: 66 ft 4 in (20.22 m)
  • 25 ft 6 in (7.77 m) (mean)
  • 25 ft (7.6 m) (max)
Installed power:
Speed: 32.5 kn (37.4 mph; 60.2 km/h)
Range: 11,000 nmi (20,000 km) @ 15 kn (17 mph; 28 km/h)
Complement: 1,255 officers and enlisted
Aircraft carried: 4 × floatplanes
Aviation facilities: 2 × stern catapults

She was to be named after Youngstown, Ohio, a city in Northeast Ohio.


  1. "Youngstown". Retrieved 15 December 2015.

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