The Des Moines-class cruiser is a sea battleship in the Cosmic Era timeline.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
An Earth Alliance naval vessel. This ship is a sub-class of the Danilov class cruiser, and is closely related to the Arkansas-class; both ships have an almost identical hull and slightly different weapons. The Des Moines class cruiser is an anti-surface combat ship, which suggest the reason for its rapid fire cannon on the forward deck used for low angles. The Des Moines being defined as cruiser class, it is proper to assume that rapid fire cannon is aleast 155mm calibre if the classification of main guns still follow the Washington Naval Treaty specifications.
- Rapid-fire cannon ~ Estimated 155mm calibre
- 2 x CIWS
- 7 x 9-tube VLS
- 10 x Anti-ship missile launcher
First Alliance-PLANT War
In June of C.E. 71 several Des Moines-Class ships would be sent as part of a fleet to invade the Orb Union.
- The Des Moines-class shares a name with the historical Des Moines class of heavy cruisers