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  USS Nashville CL-43 (Capitán Prat CL-03, Chacabuco)
Brooklyn Class
Light Cruiser

9,767 Tons (standard)
12,207 (maximum)
600' x 61' 7" x 19' 19"
(Armament 1945)
15 x 6" guns
8 x 5" guns
4 x Quad 40mm Bofors
2 x Twin 40mm Bofors
18 x 20mm cannons

Ship History
Built by New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey. Laid down January 24, 1935. Launched October 2, 1937. Comissioned June 6, 1938.


Flagship for the American forces (Western Visayan Task Force) that departed Leyte bound for San Jose on Mindoro Island.

On December 13, 1944 damaged by kamikaze aircraft, aboard 130 were killed including high ranking officers. Afterwards, escorted by a destroyer back to Leyte.


On January 9, 1951 sold to Chilean Navy and renamed Capitán Prat (CL-03). In 1982 renamed Chacabuco and operated until 1983. On April 29, 1983 sold for scrap. In 1985 scrapped in Taiwan.

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Last Updated
August 4, 2020


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