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Cruisers

Virginia Class Guided Missile Cruisers CGN-38 through CGN-41
California Class Guided Missile Cruisers CGN-36 through CGN-37
Bainbridge Class Guided Missile Cruiser CGN-25
Long Beach ClassGuided Missile Cruiser CGN-9

Ticonderoga Class (CG-47) Aegis Missile Cruisers
Belknap Class Guided Missile Cruisers  CG-26 through CG-34
Leahy Class Guided Missile Cruisers  CG-16 through CG-44
Galveston Class Guided Missile Light Cruisers CLG-3 through CLG-5
Albany Class Guided Missile Cruisers CG-10 through CG-12
Des Moines Class CA-134, CA-139, CA-148
Baltimore Class CA-68 through CA-75 + others
Olympia Class Protected Cruiser C-6

Cruisers, Guided Missile, Nuclear Powered

Virginia Class

These very expensive ships were discarded after a short careers, due to budget considerations, leaving only Aircraft Carriers as the sole nuclear powered surface vessels in the US Navy.

USS Mississippi CGN-40

Photographed 7/96

Set CGN40A 5 views, from shore, overalls from various angles and one detail of bridge. Useful, but hazy shots. Q7 $ 3.75

USS Arkansas CGN-41

Taken 10-1994 during  San Francisco Fleet Week

Set CGN41A 17 views, passing under the Golden Gate Bridge, details and overall views. Q8 $ 12.75

Set CGN41B 20 views, on board details, weapons, radar. Q9 $ 15.00

Set CGN41C 18 o/b details, boats, superstructure, weapons Q9 $ 13.50

Set CGN41D 18 o/b details. Tomahawk launcher, 5" gun, missile illuminators, masts, Q9 $ 13.50

Set CGN41E 10 views, from pier, mast,, radar, illuminators- gd details, a couple of dark general SS arrangements Q8 $ 7.50

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California Class

USS South Carolina CGN-37

Photographed 4/96 by Duane Curtis

Set CGN37A 16 views, onboard details, mast, external trunking, boat storage, boat Q8   $ 12.00

Set CGN37B 24 views, onboard details, deck, mast, missile launcher,directors, boat storage   Q8     18.00

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Bainbridge Class

The third nuclear powered surface ship in the US Navy, she has been decommissioned and scrapped in Bremerton Washington.

USS Bainbridge CGN-25

These views of the recently decommissioned cruiser were taken at Norfolk, VA by Michael Leonard

Set CGN25A 11 views, 1 overall stbd side, 10 details looking up from pier. Q8 $ 8.25

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Long Beach Class

She was the first and largest surface combatant nuclear warship in the US Navy. The Long Beach was, with her boxy superstructure, one of the most recognizable warships of her time. She was scrapped in Bremerton, WA during the mid 90's.

USS Long Beach CGN-9

These views were taken by Gary Lewis around 1970, at Mare Island, CA. Though some are a bit dark, and the others blurry, they are useful for modelers.

Set CGN9A 6 views, from shore, dark or blurry, but useful details along starboard side. Q7 $ 4.50

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Cruisers, Guided Missile

Ticonderoga Class (CG-47) Aegis Missile Cruisers

Based on Spruance class Destroyer hulls, these are the most formidable escort ships ever constructed. They have outstanding anti-air capability, thanks to the SPY-1 radar coupled to the Aegis Weapons control system. Ticonderogas are also efficient undersea and surface warriors, and are now being evaluated as Theater Missile Defense platforms extending their reach towards space.

USS Vincennes CG-49

Taken October 1996 during San Francisco's Fleet Week. Note: We have several lower quality sets taken 10/88 at San Francisco of the Vincennes that are not listed here. They have a lot of good details, but the photo quality is not up to current standards, Write if interested.

Set CG49E 4 views, from Golden Gate Bridge 1 overall stern stbd, nice, 3 details stbd side as ship passes under. Nice. Photos by L. Upshaw Q9 $ 4.00

Set CG49F 13 views, from G. Gate Bridge 1 o.a. bow port, nice, 12 details, mosaic bow to stern on port side as ship passes below. Nice set Q9 $ 9.75

Set CG49G 9 views, from GG Bridge 1 overall stbd stern, 8 details, close ups of mast tops, stack tops, view of fosc'l, aft SS. Photo L Upshaw Q9 $ 6.75

Set CG49H 22 views, from G.G. Bridge, 3 OA. very nice portraits,19 details, mosaic bow to stern as ship passes under, diff. Angle than above shots. Q9 $16.50

USS Valley Forge CG-50

The following views were taken at San Francisco, CA during Fleet Week, October 1995

Set CG50C 23 views, onboard, fosc'l details, MK 26 twin missile launcher, UNREP station, front of bridge. Q8 $17.25

Set CG50D 4 onboard views along portside passageway Q8 $ 3.00

Set CG50E 24 views, onboard, upper deck details, masts, CIWS, radar Q8 $18.00

Set CG50F 24 onboard views, RIB (boat), Bow bulwark, fosc'l, UNREP station. Q8 $18.00

Set CG50G 11 views, interior bridge, shows steering, propulsion controls - great for superdetailing. Q8 $ 8.25

Set CG50I 23 views, around helo deck, 11 of SH60B, 12 details of SS, stern area, missile launcher, harpoon rack. Q8 $17.25

Set CG50J 22 views, onboard, from upper deck to helo hanger; vents, masts, support structure, ECM, hanger interior Q8 $16.50

Set CG50K 8 views, from Golden Gate Bridge 1 overall stbd. stern, mosaic from bow to stern as ship passes. Nice. Q9 $ 6.00

Taken at San Diego, CA 1997

Set CG50L 6 views, from shore, 1 overall stbd side, slight bow angle, 5 views, details as ship passes. Q8 $ 4.50

Taken at San Francisco, CA October 1999

Set CG50M 24 views, from Golden Gate Bridge, 2 nice portraits, 3/4 stbd, bow, 22 details along starboard side as ship passes Q9 $ 18.00

Taken 1986 at Long Beach Naval Shipyard by Lee Upshaw during a yard period

Set CG50N 24 views, onboard details, all around ship, Mk 26, gun, fosc'l, mast top, helo station Q8 $ 18.00

Taken at San Diego, CA 4/2002

Sete CG50O 16 views, from shore, 1 stbd bow oa, 15 details, very nice mosaic bow to stern as ship goes by, useful Q9 $ 12.00

USS Bunker Hill CG-52

Taken 8/01 at San Francisco, CA

Set CG52 A 29 views, from Golden Gate Bridge, 2 overalls, 3/4 bow port 27 details, mosaic bow to stern as ship passes under, nice Q9 $ 21.75

Taken July, 2010 at San Francisco, CA

Set CG52 B 26 views, from Golden Gate Bridge, 25 details, mosaic bow to stern as ship passes under, 21overall 3/4 bow starboard portrait.  Q9 $ 19.50

USS Mobile Bay CG-53

Views taken October, 2000 at San Francisco, CA

Set CG53A 19 views, from Golden Gate Bridge, 1 oa, stbd. Stern, 18 views, mosaic bow to stern along stbd. Side Q9 $ 14.25

Taken at San Francisco, CA October 2003

Set CG53B 22 views, from Golden Gate Bridge, 1 oa, bow on, 21 details, mosaic bow to stern from directly above Q9 $ 16.50


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Taken at San Francisco, CA  October 2005

Set CG53C 21 views, from Golden Gate Bridge, 1 oa stbd side, 20 details, bow to stern along stbd side. Q9 $ 15.75

USS Antietam CG-54

Views taken October 1997 at San Francisco, CA

Set CG 54A 17 views, from Golden Gate Bridge, 1 nice overall port bow, 16 good details, mosaic bow to stern as ship passes under. Q9 $ 12.75

Set CG54B 17 views, onboard, most around fosc'l area, 5" gun, anchor gear, etc, a couple from 02 level, looking up at mast Q8 $ 12.75

Set CG54C 23 views, onboard, upper decks, SH60 helo, flight deck, 5" gun, VLS Q8 $ 17.25

Set CG54D 13 views, from Golden Gate Bridge, Illuminators, VLS (nice details), 5" gun, etc. Back lit, but very crisp details. Q7 $ 9.75

Photographed September 2002 as San Francisco

Set CG54E 20 views, from Golden Gate Bridge, mosaic bow to stern along starboard side, back lit, but good details Q8 $ 15.00

USS San Jacinto CG-56

Taken June, 1994 in the English Channel, during the 50th anniversary of D-Day remembrance

Set CG56A 7 views, taken from boat, 3 overall views, stern. stern stbd. port bow, 4 views of upperworks, general views. Q8 $ 5.25

USS Lake Champlain CG-57

Set CG57D 3 views, from boat, taken in San Francisco 10/95. 1 overall stern stbd. 2 details of stern Q8 $ 2.25

Set CG57E 3 views, details from adjacent ship. 2 views of aft 5" mount, 1 of Harpoon launcher. Q9 $ 2.25

Set CG57F 9 views, from boat, 3 overall, 2 from bow, 1 stern, 6 details along stbd. side. Q9 $ 6.75

Set CG57G 4 views, from Golden Gate bridge, details bow to amidships, good general set. Q8 $ 3.00

Set CG57H 9 views, from boat, showing cruiser in drydock - nice views of shafts, rudder, struts, bilge keel (no props) San Diego, 6/96 Q8 $ 6.75

Set CG57I 1 views, from Golden Gate Bridge , portside overall - real pretty shot in early morning, like a postcard. Q9 $ .75

Set CG57J 11 views, from Golden Gate Bridge, 1 overall stbd. stern, mosaic, bow to stern as ship passes under. Nice. Q9 $ 8.25

Photographed August, 2002 at San Francisco

Set CG57K 21 views, from Golden Gate Bridge one oa 3/4 stbd stern overall, 20 views. bow to stern along stbd side, very good views

Set CG57L 22 views, one oa 3/4 bow port overall, 21 views. bow to stern along port side, very good views Q9 $ 16.50

USS Princeton CG-59

Set CG59A 7 views from boat, 3 overall, 4 details, Q7 $ 5.25

Taken 9/97 San Diego, CA

Set CG59B 23 views, on board, shots of fosc'l area and flight deck area, views inside hanger. Q8 $ 17.25

Taken 10/06 at San Francisco, CA  

Set CG59C 12 views, from Golden Gate Bridge, 1 oa. Stbd side profile, 11 details bow to stern Q9 $ 9.00

Set CG59D 22 views, from Golden Gate Bridge, 1 oa, bow on, 21 details, mosaic bow to stern from directly above Q9 $ 16.50

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USS Chancellorsville CG-62

Set CG62A 4 views of masts and SPS 49 radar Q8 $ 3.00

Set CG62B 8 views, from Golden Gate Bridge, overhead views of ship passing beneath Q9 $ 6.00

Set CG62C 13 views, on board, fosc'l area, bridge, 5" gun; lots of details Q8 $ 9.75

Set CG62D 7 views, from boat, one overall and 6 views of superstructure, medium distance Q8 $ 5.25

Set CG62G 35 Photos, on board details and from pier, focs'l details, UNREP station,  CIWS, boat storage, helicopter and more. Q8 $ 23.75

Set CG62H 20 views, passing under bridge, nice , 3 overall views, 17 details views while passing under. Q8 $15.00

Set CG62I 7 views, on board, hanger, Harpoon launcher, gun helo area Q9 $ 5.25

Set CG62J 14 views, onboard details around focs'l, VLS, main gun.  Measuring stick in photos. Q8 $ 10.50

USS Cowpens CG-63

Set CG63A 2 views, port bow from dock Q8 $ 1.50

Set CG63B 10 views, from Golden Gate Bridge Mosaic bow to stern as ship passes almost directly under - great details Q9 $ 7.50

Set CG63C 10 views, mostly upper superstructure and masts, taken from an adjoining ship Q8 $ 7.50

Set CG63D 13 views, from adjoining vessels, of port side. Takne by Anthony Perri Q8 $ 9.75

Set CG63E 36 views, details, fosc'l, 5" gun, bridge front, Masts, Hanger, helo recovery gear. By T. Perri Q8 $ 27.00

Set CG63F 8 views, 6 of stern from dock, ships bell, mast Q8 $ 6.00

Photographed at San Diego, 1997

Set CG63G 9 views, from shore 2 overall port side, slight bow angle, 7 views, mosaic as ship passes. Gray day Q8 $ 6.75

USS Chosin CG-65

Set CG65A 15 Views, from pier, 13/4 bow port OA, 1 stern port OA, 13 good details looking up from dock. Q9 $ 11.25

Set CG65B 7 views, from pier, 1 stern overall, 6 details of stern area, aft SS, aft mast. Q9 $ 5.25

Set CG65C 20 views, onboard, fosc'l details, 5" gun, VLS, bridge front, front of mast. Q9 $ 15.00

Set CG65D 18 views, 1 bow overall from pier, 17 onboard details, aft helo deck, helo, gun, VLS, Harpoon launchers, aft details. Q9 $ 13.50

Set CG65E 3 views, from shore, all overalls, port and starboard side, nice. Sydney Australia, 4/97 Q9 $ 1.50

Set CG65F 24 views, from Golden Gate Bridge, 1 overall, bow on slight port angle, 23 details, mosaic bow to stern as ship passes almost directly underneath.  Very nice set.   Q9  $ 18.00

USS HCG-66

Photographed in 2001 by Duane Curtis

Set CG66A 24 views, on board details, focs'l, bulwark, ground tackle, superstructure, main gun, mast, CIWS, NULKA.  Q8  $ 24.00

Set CG66B 26 views,.on board details, continues above tour aft, Superstructure, VLS, hanger, boat storage, Ready ammo storage, helo deck, hanger door  Q8 $ 25.50

USS Shiloh CG-67

Set CG67A 17 views, one OA stbd bow, nice,16 details, mosaic bow to stern as ship passes under G. Gate Bridge, very nice set. Q9 $ 12.75

Set CG67B 16 views, from dock, port side mosaic walking along side, good details Q9 $ 12.00

Set CG67C 22 views, on board, all around ship, 5" gun, interior hanger, bridge, Superstructure, VLS, CIWS, Mast, etc. Nice set Q9 $ 16.50

Set CG67D 15 views, on board, bow and fosc'l detail, details of helo hanger door, control position. Q9 $ 11.25

Set CG67E 8 views, on board, harpoon launcher, VLS, 5 inch gun, aft superstructure Q9 $ 6.00

Taken at San Francisco, CA 10/03

Set CG67F14 views, from Golden Gate Bridge, 1 oa, bow on slight stbd angle, 13 views, mosaic bow to stern from directly overhead Q9 $ 10.50

Set CG67G21views, from Golden Gate Bridge, 1 oa port bow, 20 details, mosaic from bow to stern along port side Q9 $ 15.75

Taken at San Diego, CA 12/05

Set CG67H 22 views, from shore, one overall stbd stern, 21 details, mosaic bow to stern as ship passes - great details along stbd. Q9 $ 16.50M

USS Lake Erie CG-70

Photographed at Sydney Australia 4/97

Set CG70A 2 views, from shore, overalls, port and starboard, nice portraits. Q9 $ 1.50

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Belknap Class Guided Missile Cruisers

These good looking ships served for almost 25 years escorting the fleet, mainly against airborne threats. All of these ships have been decommissioned and await disposal.

USS Jouett CG-29

Photographed at San Francisco, CA late 1980's or early 1990's.

Set CG29A 8 views, anchored in the bay, 4 bow stbd, 4 stern port Q7 $ 6.00

Set CG29B 27 views, 3 bow on from dock, 24 close up details Q7 $ 20.25

Set CG29C 12 detail views, mast, radar, SLQ-32 ECM warfare unit, etc. Q7 $ 9.00

Set CG29G 16 views, on board details Q7 $ 12.00

Set CG29H 17 views, 3 bow shots from dock, one looking forward, 1 close up of bridge from dock, 13 views of underway ship Q7 $ 12.75

Photographed in the late 80's by Lee Upshaw

Set CG29I 20 views, mostly onboard details, missile launcher, 5" guns, superstructure, bow, deck details. Q8 $ 15.00

USS Horne CG-30

Photographed March 1994, after her decommissioning.

Set CG30A 16 views details, , from Golden Gate Bridge, overhead mosaic as ship passes beneath. A very nice set. Q8 $ 12.00

Set CG30B 2 overall views while being towed, as above Q8 $ 1.50

USS William H. Standley CG-32

Photographed October, 1993 at San Francisco, CA

Set CG32A 4 views, details, mast, boats etc. Q8 $ 3.00

Set CG32B 16 nice detail views Q8 $ 12.00

Set CG32C 12 details views Q8 $ 9.00

Set CG32D 1 view of stern Q8 $ .75

USS Fox CG-33

Photographed 1985 by Lee Upshaw

Set CG-33 6 views, taken at sea as ship passes, 3 partial views, 3 overalls. Some scratches in frames, or would be Q9 Q8 $ 4.50

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Leahy Class

Similar to the above Belknap class but with two missile launchers, so they were known as "Double Enders". They too are gone from the fleet.

USS England CG-22

Set CG22A 8 views, overhead taken from the Golden Gate Bridge in October 1993 - a nice set. Q9 $ 6.00

USS Halsey CG-23

Taken 1982/83 by Lee Upsahw

Set CG23A 15 views, onboard details, missile director, ASROC, Harpoon launcher, bridge front, a few views blurry, but most are not Q8 $ 11.25

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Galveston Class

Converted Cleveland Class Light Cruisers, they retained their forward triple 6"/47 turret(s), with the aft being landed to create room for either a Terrier or Talos launcher.

USS Little Rock CLG-4

Preserved at Buffalo, New York, she is the only likely survivor of the conversions done to a variety of ships in the race to give the US Fleet missile capacity.

Set CLG4A 25 views, on board details, fosc'l, 6"/47 gun turret, masts, bridge, deckhouse, interior missile handling and "finning" room. Interesting! Q9 $ 18.75

Set CLG4B 24 views from pier, along starboard side, superstructure, masts, boats, gear Q8 $ 18.00

Set CLG4C 4 views of stern area, aft facing radar, illuminators Q8 $ 3.00

Set CLG4D 8 views, from opposite shore, 1 overall port view, 7 very nice details along port side. Useful information Q9 $ 6.00

USS Oklahoma City CLG-5

Photographed at Port Huneme, CA when she had been converted into a target ship. Since sunk as a target.

Set CLG-5A 4 views, from pier, mosaic bow to stern of entire ship. Q8 $ 3.00

Photographed at San Francisco, CA

Set CLG5B 14 views, from Golden Gate Bridge, 4 overalls, 10 views, mosaic from bow to stern as ship is towed under. Q9 $ 10.50

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Albany Class Guided Missile Cruisers

Converted from Baltimore Class Heavy Cruisers, they swapped their guns for Tartar and Talos missile systems, and in the process, aquired completely rebuilt superstructures, resulting in some of the most unique and recognizeable warships ever built.  You either love 'em or hate 'em, but they were true originals. They are one of my favorite ship designs.

USS Chicago CG-11 - Note that these sets are in black and white

Set CG11A 11 views, from yard crane, nice coverage of this ship.  Photographed August, 1972.    Q9   $ 8.25

Set CG11A LARGE - Above set printed at 8 X 10 $ 50.00      Individual 8 X 10 shots are $ 6.00 each

Set CG11B 11 views, from yard crane. Photographed May 1973.  Q9   $ 8.50

Set CG11B LARGE - Above set printed at 8 X 10 $ 50.00      Individual 8 X 10 shots are $ 6.00 each

Cruisers

Des Moines Class

The largest and most powerful Heavy Cruisers ever built, mounting the only full automatic 8" gun ever built. The Salem is preserved at Quincy, Massachusetts. The following views of the ship were taken shortly after she arrived there, and before much restoration work and painting had been done.

USS Salem CA-139

Photographs by Lee Upshaw, 7/97

Set CA139A 9 views, onboard, details around and from fosc'l/ Q9 $ 6.75

Set CA139B 25 views, onboard details, interior bridge, details along aft section of main deck, guns, crane. Q9 $ 18.75

Set CA139C 36 views, onboard details around and from upper decks, Navigation bridge, directors, etc. Q9 $ 27.00

Set CA139D 25 views, onboard details, around and from upper citadel, searchlight, Mk56 directors, stacks. Q9 $ 18.75

Set CA139E 25 views, onboard details, around and from main deck fwd., 02 level, main guns, gun mounts, SS details. Q9 $ 18.75

Photographed 5/99

Set CA139F 33 views, onboard details, bridge,main gun, 40mm guns, aft director, MK 56, deck details Q9 $ 24.75

Set CA139G 15 views, from pier, 3 overall, bow angles, 12 views bow to stern, good general appearance set. Q9 $ 11.25

Set CA139H 10 views, o/b details, mostly aft area, deck, main gun, hanger door, aircraft crane Q9 $ 7.50

Set CA139I 6 views, o/b details, 2 good views of Mk 56 director, 1 looking down on 40mm mount, aft mast, director sppt. Q9 $ 4.50

In drydock - photographed 12/99 to 1/00 by Keith Bender

Set CA139J 20 views, in drydock before and after work has beendone, props, rudders and overall views - interesting set Q9 $ 15.00

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Baltimore Class

Largest class of heavy cruisers in the history of the US Navy, they served for many years after World War II. Some were convertedInto Guided Missile cruisers. None were preserved, all were scrapped during the 70's and 80's.

USS St. Paul CA-73

Photographed at Bremerton, Washington by L. Upshaw 1979 shortly before she was scrapped. Prints have a blue cast to them.

Set CA73A 37 views, onboard details, main guns, secondary guns deck and superstructure, hanger hatch details. Some shots are blurry; all are blue tinted. Still, many useful shots of this ship Q8 (some shots are Q7)  $ 27.75

Photographed at Terminal Island, CA in 1980/81

Set CA73B 15 views of the ship being scrapped.   Q8    $ 11.25

Photographed in California 1955 and 1963 Note that this set is in black and white

Set CA73C 6 views of the ship from a yard crane, very nice details.   Q9    $ 4.50

Set CA73C large 6  8 X 10  views, as above of the ship from a yard crane, very nice details.   Q9    $ 25.00  Individual views are $ 6.00 each

USS Canberra CA-70

The Canberra was torpedoed and heavily damaged in October. 1944.  This set documents the damage and repair.  Official photos courtesey of Lee Upshaw.

Note that this set is in black and white

Set CA70A - 15 views showing torpedo damage and repair.  Final views are from September, 1945.  $ 11.25

Set CA70A Large - 15  8 X 10 views showing torpedo damage and repair.  Final views are from September, 1945.  $ 60.00  Individual views are $ 6.00 each.

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Olympia Class

One of the first ships of the "new" Navy, she served prominently in the Spanish American war of 1898 as Admiral Deweys flagship. Known at the time as a Protected Cruiser, she was fast, carried a good armament, with moderate protection.

USS Olympia C-6

Photographed at Philadelphia, PA August 1994 where she is a museum vessel.

Set C6A 25 on board details, 5 from gangway, winch, masts, commemorative plaque , etc. Q8 $ 18.75

Set C6B 24 on board details, main guns, main deck details, bow Q9 $ 18.00

Set C6C 23 views, 5 overall from dock, 18 on board, bow details, inside secondary gun positions , etc. Q8 $ 17.25

Set C6D 19 views from dock, 2 overall, 17 details Q8 $ 14.25

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