USS Boston (originally CA-69, later - CAG1) was originally an American heavy cruiser, and later a missile cruiser, the keel of which was laid in June 1941, launched in August 1942, and commissioned by the US Navy in 1943 year. The total length of the ship at the time of launching was 205.3 m, width 21.6 m, with a standard displacement of approx. 14,700 tons. The maximum speed was up to 33 knots. The armament of the unit at the time of launching mainly consisted of: 9 203mm AA guns, 6 twin 127mm AA guns and 12 quadruple 40mm AA guns. The ship could also initially carry out air operations using 4 seaplanes.
USS Boston (CA-69 / CAG1) was one of fourteen Baltimore-class cruisers. Units of this type were designed shortly after the outbreak of World War II, and when creating them, no disarmament systems or tonnage limits were taken into account. However, the experience and design assumptions of the Cleveland class and the USS Wichita ship were used. Finally, well-designed heavy cruisers were created with considerable combat capabilities, at least sufficient seaworthiness, a considerable sailing range, and as it turned out over time - a considerable modernization potential. The USS Boston (CA-69 / CAG1) was constructed at the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation. Immediately after entering service, the unit was directed to the Pacific, where it took part in operations against Japanese troops stationed on the Marshall Islands, Kwajalein and Eniwetok. In 1944, USS Boston also supported operations in, inter alia, the Carolina, Philippines and western New Guinea, as well as took part in the naval battle in the Gulf of Leyte. Shortly after the end of World War II, the unit was rebuilt and modernized, which involved the assembly of the Terrier missile system. The reconstruction took place in the years 1952-1955. The ship also took part in the Vietnam War (1964 / 1965-1975). USS Boston was decommissioned in 1970 and scrapped four years later.