CA-28 USS Louisville

Northampton class Heavy Cruiser:
Displacement: 9050-9300 tons (normal) / 11,826 (full load)
Length: 600'3"
Beam: 66'1"
Draft: 24'
Speed: 32.5 knots
Armament: 3x3 8"/55, 4x2 5"/25, 7x4 40mm, 28 20mm, 6 21" tt; 3 planes
Complement: 1020-1155
Propulsion: Steam tubines, 8 boilers, 4 shafts, 107,000 hp
Built at Puget Sound Navy Yard and commissioned 15 Jan 1931

This is the cruiser that my grandfather, LCDR Emerson Byram, USN, Ret., served on during the Second World War.

I am sorry to report that my grandfather passed away in late November of 2000. He was 84 years old. He was a great man and my family and I miss him dearly.