Last I checked the USMC was not big on getting on the whole idea of getting wiped out by their own guns, and Cruisers were preferred for NGFS in WW2 for the same reason.
Fine, it burned liquid fuel. I admit to assuming boilers meant coal, especially as I recall mention of coal bunker in earlier discussions. It's not like I ever claimed to be an expert on the things, so no need to get all crotchy about it. In case you haven't noticed Global Security doesn't make a real point to outline the actual fuel used.