National Affairs: Double-Barreled Killer

To the blare of hooting whistles, the world's largest destroyer leader slid down the ways at Camden, N.J. last week, and rode out into the Delaware. The new giant is the 5,500-ton U.S.S. Norfolk. Only slightly smaller than the Navy's Juneau class antiaircraft cruisers,* the Norfolk is 54O-ft. long, will carry a main battery of dual-purpose guns (probably five-inch), and a hull crammed with the latest antisub detectors.

When the Norfolk is commissioned next August, she will be manned by 500 men and 40 officers, will slice through the water at a 30-knot clip....

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