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The Cleveland class of light cruisers (CL) was the most numerous of all WW II cruisers, with 52 ordered and 29 actually completed. Nine were reordered as Independence-class light aircraft carriers and 13 were changed (of which two were completed) to a modified design known as the Fargo class. Of the 27 Cleveland-class ships  commissioned, one, the USS Galveston, was completed as a guided missile cruiser and five were later refitted as Galveston- and Providence-class guided missile cruisers.

USS Cleveland (CL-55)
USS Columbia (CL-56)
USS Montpelier (CL-57)
USS Denver (CL-58)
USS Amsterdam (CL-59) (reordered as the light aircraft carrier USS Independence (CVL-22))
USS Santa Fe (CL-60)
USS Tallahassee (CL-61) (reordered as the light carrier USS Princeton (CVL-23))
USS Birmingham (CL-62)
USS Mobile (CL-63)
USS Vincennes (CL-64)
USS Pasadena (CL-65)
USS Springfield (CL-66) (refit as the guided missile cruiser CLG-7 / CG-7)
USS Topeka (CL-67) (refit as the guided missile cruiser CLG-8)
USS New Haven (CL-76) (reordered as the light carrier USS Belleau Wood (CVL-24))
USS Huntington (CL-77) (reordered as the light carrier USS Cowpens (CVL-25))
USS Dayton (CL-78) (reordered as the light carrier USS Monterey (CVL-26))
USS Wilmington (CL-79) (reordered as the light carrier USS Cabot (CVL-28))
USS Biloxi (CL-80)
USS Houston (CL-81)
USS Providence (CL-82) (refit as the guided missile cruiser CLG-6/CG-6)
USS Manchester (CL-83)
CL-84 (unnamed, canceled)
USS Fargo (CL-85) (reordered as the light carrier USS Langley (CVL-27))
USS Vicksburg (CL-86)
USS Duluth (CL-87)
CL-88 (unnamed, canceled)
USS Miami (CL-89)
USS Astoria (CL-90)
USS Oklahoma City (CL-91) (refit as the guided missile cruiser CLG-5 / CG-5)
USS Little Rock (CL-92) (refit as the guided missile cruiser CLG-4 / CG-4)
USS Galveston (CL-93) (laid up before completion, then completed as the guided missile cruiser CLG-3)
USS Youngstown (CL-94) (canceled and scrapped)
USS Buffalo (CL-99) (reordered as the light aircraft carrier USS Bataan (CVL-29))
USS Newark (CL-100) (reordered as the light aircraft carrier USS San Jacinto (CVL-30))
USS Amsterdam (CL-101)
USS Portsmouth (CL-102)
USS Wilkes-Barre (CL-103)
USS Atlanta (CL-104)
USS Dayton (CL-105)
Any service era or vessel configuration - We can build a model of them all - your pick.

We offer our Cleveland Class Light Cruiser Models in several size/scale offerings for easy ordering and selection.  However, if you would like your model made in a size other than those sizes listed, please contact us with your request. Custom orders are our specialty!

Our Cruiser models are made-to-order, meaning that we do not stock any pre-made models.  Only when a customer tells us the size and/or scale desired do we build the model. Each model is exquisitely crafted by our master model builders and comes fully assembled with a solid hull - hand carved from kiln-dried mahogany.  Other parts are made from a variety of woods, putty, resin and metals. Every model includes pedestals, a polished mahogany base board, and a name plate.  Options include keel block mounting, waterline models, ships seals and ribbons, and weathering paint schemes.

The model build time is generally 20 weeks from receipt of the order and deposit. The normal procedure is a 50% deposit with the commissioning, with the balance due prior to shipping.  Note that prior to shipping, we take a series of photos of the model and send them to you for final review and approval – so you know exactly what your model will look like and allow for any necessary modifications. Once you have approved your model, we’ll collect the final balance and she will be shipped in a robust shipping crate and insured for your protection.

FREE SHIPPING in the USA - Note that our model prices include shipping and insurance within the USA.

Shipping costs outside the USA will depend on the model size ordered and shipping destination. You will be responsible for any applicable taxes or duties, based on the commercial invoice value for the model.


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Cleveland Class Light Cruiser Models

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