Developed for the US Navy during the World War II as one of eight light cruisers, USS Atlanta in the game should be handled more like a destroyer than a regular cruiser. The sticking point being her almost paper-thin armour when confronted with something bigger than a destroyer or a lower tier cruiser.
However, what she lacks in protection, she more than compensates with her firepower. When Atlanta lets her 16 five inch guns speak, discussions about her armour are rendered obsolete. The amount of her main guns combined with rapid rate of fire means that when she starts firing at longer distances, shells are still in the air when she fires off another barrage. Fragile, but very dangerous – skilled destroyer captains will be right at home on board the Atlanta.