The New Orleans Class Cruisers were the epitome of US Cruiser Standards, having now successfully used the 3x3 Guns that her predecessors, the Pensacola Class could not contain. New Orleans was much of the backbone of Heavy Cruisers in the Pacific. They were generally the most damaging among all the Cruiser Classes in the United States and the only Class which suffered from sinking. Nonetheless, they were in Service from the start to finish and even earned 17 Battlestars notably USS New Orleans and USS San Fransisco.
The New Orleans Class design was based on the preceding Northampton Class. with enhanced armor and increased durability. The Final US "Treaty Cruisers". New Orleans was equipped with 9 Triple 203mm Main Guns
In Game Information
The first US heavy cruiser of the new generation. The key difference from the preceding cruisers was her remarkably reinforced armor. Taking into account her limited displacement, the ship boasted a successful balance of armament, protection and speed.
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