U.S. Aircraft Carriers World War Two



  Before World War Two thoughts on the Carrier as a ship of the 
line.

  "If the Aircraft Carrier were going to drive any type of ship 
out of existence it would not be the Battleship, but the large 
Cruiser".

  Traditionally the "dominant ship" of the fleet has always been 
one that was able to take more punishment than any other as well 
as to deliver it, but the Carrier certainly dose not fall into 
this category.

  Strategically the Carrier is merely a warship which strikes 
it's blows not through guns or torpedo tubes but through 
relatively autonomous instruments capable of great range.

Unquestionably there has never before in the history warfare 
been a type of vessel that was so large for it's time and so 
important tactically and strategically and yet at the same time 
so vulnerable.

  The modern aircraft carrier is already one of the most 
important units of the fleet.

  The considerable cohort of the Mediterranean which the British 
were able to exercise with forces scarcely superior and at times 
inferior to the Italians, would have been impossible without the 
help of reconnaissance planes based on carriers.   


World War Two was a naval struggle of many types of ships, and while it might be useless to attempt a final determination of which type was of most value in the victory, it is certain that aircraft carriers, because of their vared roles and great achievements, would be a factor in any such final determination.


U.S. Aircraft Carriers
(CV-1)U.S.S. LANGLEY (CV-2)U.S.S. LEXINGTON
(CV-3)U.S.S. SARATOGA (CV-4) U.S.S. RANGER
(CV-5)U.S.S. YORKTOWN (CV-6)U.S.S. ENTERPRISE
(CV-7)U.S.S. WASP (CV-8)U.S.S. HORNET
(CV-9)U.S.S. ESSEX (CV-10U.S.S. YORKTOWN
(CV-11)U.S.S. INTREPID (CV-12)U.S.S. HORNET
(CV-13)U.S.S. FRANKLIN (CV-14) U.S.S. TICONDEROGA
(CV-15)U.S.S. RANDOLPH (CV-16) U.S.S. LEXINGTON
(CV-17)U.S.S. BUNKERHILL (CV-18)WASP
(CV-19)U.S.S. HANCOCK (CV-20)BENNINGTON
(CV-21)BOXER (CV-31)BON HOMME RICHARD
Note: the numbers CV-22 thur CV-30 were used for light carriers.



CV-1 U.S.S. LANGLY (ex-Collier No. 3)

Built at Mare Island Navy Yard. Vallejo, Calif.
Authorized 05/13/08. Keel Laid 10/18/11; Launched 08/24/12;
Commissioned 04/07/13, as Collier No. 3
Conversion to CV-1 Authorized 07/11/19; Recommissioned 03/20/22
Capt. S. H.R. Doyle Commanding
LANGLEY Class
Dispalcement Tons: 11,050
Lentgth Overall: 542'
Beam: 65'5" Extreme Width at Flight Deck: 64'
Mean Draft: 16'7"
Complement: Off.: 71, Enl.: 339
Aircraft: 32 max. Catapults: none
Armament:
Main: (4) 5"/51 cal.
Secondary: AA:
Engines: Mfg: GE; Type: Turbine-Electric.
Speed: 15 kts.
Designed Sahft Horsepower: 7,152 (main engine)
Boilers: Mfg.: M. I. Ny.; No.: 3 plus 1 aux.
Fuel oil tons: 2,300; Gasoline tons: 578

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CV-2 U.S.S. LEXINGTON (ex-CC-1)

Built at Fore River Shipbuilding Co., Quincy, Mass.
Authorized 08/29/16; Keel Laid 01/08/21; Launched 10/03/25.
Conversion to CV-2 authorized 07/01/22; Commissioned 12/14/27.
Capt. A. W. Marshall Commanding.
LEXINGTON Class
Dispalcement Tons: 33,000
Lentgth Overall: 888'
Beam: 105'6" Extreme Width at Flight Deck: 130'
Mean Draft: 24'2"
Complement: Off.: 195, Enl.: 1,927
Aircraft: 90 max. Catapults: 1
Armament:
Main: (8) 8"/55 cal.
Secondary:(12) 5"/25 cal. AA:
Engines: Mfg: GE; Type: Turbine-Electric.
Speed: (trail) 34 kts.
Designed Sahft Horsepower: 180,
Boilers: Mfg.: Yarrow; No.: 16
Fuel: Bbls.: fuel oil: 63,000; diesel oil: 249; Gals.: Gasoline: 132,264

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CV-3 U.S.S. SARATOGA (ex-CC-2)

Built at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
Authorized 08/29/16; Keel Laid 09/25/20; Launched 04/07/25.
Conversion to CV-3 authorized 07/01/22; Commissioned 11/16/27.
Capt. H. E. Yarnell Commanding.
LEXINGTON Class
Dispalcement Tons: 33,000
Lentgth Overall: 888'
Beam: 105'6" Extreme Width at Flight Deck: 130'
Mean Draft: 24'2"
Complement: Off.: 195, Enl.: 1,927
Aircraft: 90 max. Catapults: 1
Armament:
Main: (8) 8"/55 cal.
Secondary:(12) 5"/25 cal. AA:
Engines: Mfg: GE; Type: Turbine-Electric.
Speed: (trail) 34 kts.
Designed Sahft Horsepower: 180,
Boilers: Mfg.: W. F.; No.: 16
Fuel: Bbls.: fuel oil: 63,000; diesel oil: 249; Gals.: Gasoline: 132,264

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CV-4 U.S.S. RANGER

Built at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. Newport News, VA.
Authorized 02/13/29; Keel Laid 09/26/31; Commissioned 06/04/34.
Capt. A. L. Bristol Commanding.
RANGER CLASS
Displacement: tons: 14,500
Length Over all: 769'
Beam: 80'1"; Extreme Width at Flight Deck: 86'
Mean Draft: 19'8"
Complement: Off.: 178; Enl.: 1,610
Armament:
Main: (8) 5"/25 cal.
Secondary: AA:
Aircraft: 86 max.; Catapults: 1
Engines: Mfr.: (1) CURTIS (1) PARSONS; Type: Geard Turbine
Boilers: Mgr.: B. W.; No.: (6)
Speed: 29.25 kts.;
Designed Shaft Horsepower: 53,500
Fuel: Bbls.: fuel oil 22,815; diesel oil 280
Gals: gasoline 156,734

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CV-5 U.S.S. YORKTOWN

Built at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Va.
Autorized 06/16/33; Keel Laid 05/21/34; Launched 04/04/36; Commissioned 09/30/37
Capt. E. D. McWhorter Commanding.
YORKTOWN CLASS
Diplacement tons: 19,800
Length Overall: 809'6"
Beam: 83'1"; Exetreme Width at Flight: 109'6"
Mean Draft: 28'
Complement: Off.: 306; Enl.: 2,613
Armament:
Main: (8) 5"/38 cal.
Secondary: AA:
Aircraft: 81-85; Catapults: 3
Speed: 32.5 kts.
Designed Shaft Horsepower: 120,000
Engines: Mfr.: CURTIS-PARSONS
Type: Geared Turbine
Boilers: Mfr.: YARROW; No.: 9
Fuel: Bbls.: fuel oil 52,410; diesel oil 903
Gals.: gasoline 186,858

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CV-6 U.S.S. ENTERPRISE

Built at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Va.
Autorized 06/16/33; Keel Laid 07/16/34; Launched 10/03/36; Commissioned 05/12/38.
Capt. N. H. White Commanding.
YORKTOWN CLASS
Diplacement tons: 19,800
Length Overall: 809'6"
Beam: 83'1"; Exetreme Width at Flight: 109'6"
Mean Draft: 28'
Complement: Off.: 306; Enl.: 2,613
Armament:
Main: (8) 5"/38 cal.
Secondary: AA:
Aircraft: 81-85; Catapults: 3
Speed: 32.5 kts.
Designed Shaft Horsepower: 120,000
Engines: Mfr.: CURTIS-PARSONS
Type: Geared Turbine
Boilers: Mfr.: YARROW; No.: 9
Fuel: Bbls.: fuel oil 52,410; diesel oil 903
Gals.: gasoline 186,858

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CV-7 U.S.S. WASP
Built at Bethlehem Steel Co.. Quincy, Mass.
Authorized 03/27/34; Keel Laid 04/01/36; Launched 04/04/39; Commissioned 04/25/40.
Capt. J. W. Reeves Jr. Commanding.
WASP CLASS
Length Overall: 741'4"
Beam: 80'8" Extreme Width at Flight Deck: 109'
Displacement: Tons: 14,700 Mean Draft: 19'11"
Complement: Off.: 224 Enl.: 2,143
Armament:
Main: (8) 5"/38 cal.
Secondary: AA:
Aircraft: 84 Max.; Catapults: 4
Speed: 29.5 kts.
Desinged Shaft Horsepower: 75,000
Engines: Mfr.: Bethleham
Type: Geared Turbine
Boilers: Mfr.: Yarrow No.: 6
Fuel: Gals.: (diesel oil) 109,480; (fuel oil) 944,584

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CV-8 U.S.S. HORNET
Built at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. Newport News, Va.
Authorized 03/27/34; Keel Laid 09/25/39; Launched 12/14/40; Commissioned 10/20/41
Capt. M. A. Mitscher Commanding.
HORNET CLASS
Length Overall:
Beam: 83' Extreme Width at Flight Deck: 114'
Displacement: Tons: 19,800 Mean Draft: 21'8"
Complement: Off.: 160 Enl.: 1,729
Armament:
Main: (8) 5"/38 cal.
Secondary: AA: (16) 1.1 m.g. (16) smaller m.g.
Aircraft: 81-85; Catapults: 2
Speed: 32.5 kts.
Designed Shaft Horsepower: 120,000
Engines: Mfr.: N.N.
Type: Geared Turbine
Boilers: Mfr.: B.W. No.: 9
Fuel: Gals.: (diesel oil) 1,913,300 (fuel oil) 28,400

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CV-9 U.S.S. ESSEX
Built at Newpoert News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. Newport News, Va.
Authorized 05/17/38; Keel Laid 04/28/41; Launched 07/31/42; Commissioned 12/31/42.
Capt. D. B. Duncan Commanding.
ESSEX CLASS
Length Overall: 872' Beam: 93' Extreme Width at Flight Deck: 147'6"
Displacement: Tons: 27,100 Mean Draft: 28'7"
Complement: Off.: 360 Enl.: 3,088
Armament:
Main: (12) 5"/38 cal.
Secondary:
AA: (17) quad 40mm.
Aircraft: 80 plus; Catapults: 2
Speed: 33 kts.
Designed Shaft Horsepower: 150,000
Engines: Mfr.: Wstgh.
Type: Geared Turbine;
Boilers: Mfr.: B.W. No.: 8
Fuel: Bbls.: (fuel oil) 43,838; (diesel oil) 1,214
Gals.: (gasoline) 231,650

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CV-10 U.S.S. YORKTOWN
Built at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co.. Newport News, Va.
Authorized 06/14/40; Keel Laid 12/01/41; Launched 01/21/43; Commissioned 04/15/43.
Capt. J. J. (Jocko) Clark Commanding.
ESSEX CLASS
Length Overall: 872' Beam: 93' Extreme Width at Flight Deck: 147'6"
Displacement: Tons: 27,100 Mean Draft: 28'7"
Complement: Off.: 360 Enl.: 3,088
Armament:
Main: (12) 5"/38 cal.
Secondary:
AA: (17) quad 40mm.
Aircraft: 80 plus; Catapults: 2
Speed: 33 kts.
Designed Shaft Horsepower: 150,000
Engines: Mfr.: Wstgh.
Type: Geared Turbine;
Boilers: Mfr.: B.W. No.: 8
Fuel: Bbls.: (fuel oil) 43,838; (diesel oil) 1,214
Gals.: (gasoline) 231,650

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CV-11 U.S.S. INTREPID
Built at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co.. Newport News, Va.
Authorized 06/14/40; Keel Laid 12/01/41; Launched 04/26/43; Commissioned 08/16/43
Capt. T. L. Sprague Commanding.
ESSEX CLASS Length Overall: 872' Beam: 93' Extreme Width at Flight Deck: 147'6" Displacement: Tons: 27,100 Mean Draft: 28'7" Complement: Off.: 360 Enl.: 3,088 Armament: Main: (12) 5"/38 cal. Secondary: AA: (17) quad 40mm. Aircraft: 80 plus; Catapults: 2 Speed: 33 kts. Designed Shaft Horsepower: 150,000 Engines: Mfr.: Wstgh. Type: Geared Turbine; Boilers: Mfr.: B.W. No.: 8 Fuel: Bbls.: (fuel oil) 43,838; (diesel oil) 1,214 Gals.: (gasoline) 231,650

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CV-12 U.S.S. HORNET
Built at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co.. Newport News, Va,
Authorized 06/14/40; Keel Laid 08/03/42; Launched 08/30/43; Commissioned 11/29/43
Capt. M. R. Browning Commanding.
ESSEX CLASS
Length Overall: 872'
Beam: 93' Extreme Width at Flight Deck: 147'6"
Displacement: Tons: 27,100 Mean Draft: 28'7"
Complement: Off.: 360 Enl.: 3,088
Armament:
Main: (12) 5"/38 cal.
Secondary:
AA: (17) quad 40mm.
Aircraft: 80 plus; Catapults: 2
Speed: 33 kts.
Designed Shaft Horsepower: 150,000
Engines: Mfr.: Wstgh.
Type: Geared Turbine;
Boilers: Mfr.: B.W. No.: 8
Fuel: Bbls.: (fuel oil) 43,838; (diesel oil) 1,214
Gals.: (gasoline) 25,880

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CV-13 U.S.S. FRANKLIN
Built at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co.. Newport News, Va.
Authorized 07/19/40; Keel Laid 12/07/42; Launched 10/14/43; Commissioned 01/31/44
Capt. J. N. Shoemaker Commanding.
ESSEX CLASS
Length Overall: 872'
Beam: 93' 147'6" Extreme Width at Flight Deck: 147'6"
Displacement: Tons: 27,100 Mean Draft: 28'7"
Complement: Off.: 360 Enl.: 3,088
Armament:
Main: (12) 5"/38 cal.
Secondary:
AA: (17) quad 40mm.
Aircraft: 80 plus; Catapults: 2
Speed: 33 kts.
Designed Shaft Horsepower: 150,000
Engines: Mfr.: Wstgh.
Type: Geared Turbine;
Boilers: Mfr.: B.W. No.: 8
Fuel: Bbls.: (fuel oil) 43,838; (diesel oil) 1,214
Gals.: (gasoline) 225,880

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CV-14 U.S.S. TICONDEROGA
Built at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co.. Newport News, Va.
Authorized 07/19/40; Keel Laid 02/01/42; Launched 02/07/44; Commissioned 05/08/44
Capt. D. Kiefer Commanding.
TICONDEROGA CLASS
Length Overall: 888'
Beam: 93' Extreme width at Flight Deck: 147'6"
Displacement: Tons: 27,000 Mean Draft: 28'7"
Complement: Off.: 360 Enl.: 3,088
Armament:
Main: (12) 5"/38 cal.
Secondary:
AA: (18) quad 40mm
Aircraft: 80 plus; Catapults: 2
Speed: 33 kts.
Designed Shaft Horsepower: 150,000
Engines: Mfr.: Wstgh.
Type: Turbine
Boilers: Mfr.: B.W. No.: 8
Fuel: Bbls.: (fuel oil) 43,838; (diesel oil) 1,214
Gals.: (gasoline) 225,880

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CV-15 U.S.S. RANDOLPH
Built at Newport News Shipbuiling and Dry Dock Co.. Newport News, Va.
Authorized 07/19/40; Keel Laid 05/10/43; Launched 06/29/44; Commissioned 10/09/44
Capt. F. L. Baker Commanding.
TICONDEROGA CLASS
Length Overall: 888'
Beam: 93' Extreme width at Flight Deck: 147'6"
Displacement: Tons: 27,000 Mean Draft: 28'7"
Complement: Off.: 360 Enl.: 3,088
Armament:
Main: (12) 5"/38 cal.
Secondary:
AA: (18) quad 40mm
Aircraft: 80 plus; Catapults: 2
Speed: 33 kts.
Designed Shaft Horsepower: 150,000
Engines: Mfr.: Wstgh.
Type: Turbine
Boilers: Mfr.: B.W. No.: 8
Fuel: Bbls.: (fuel oil) 44,475; (diesel oil) 1,214
Gals.: (gasoline) 242,684

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CV-16 U.S.S. LEXINGTON
Built at Bethlehem Steel Co.. Quincy, Mass.
Authorized 07/19/40; Keel Laid 07/15/41; Launched 09/26/42; Commissioned 02/17/43
Capt. F. B. Stump Commanding.
ESSEX CLASS
Length Overall: 872'
Beam: 93' Extreme Width at Flight Deck: 147'6"
Displacement: Tons: 27,100 Mean Draft: 28'7"
Complement: Off.: 360 Enl.: 3,088
Armament:
Main: (12) 5"/38 cal.
Secondary:
AA: (17) quad 40mm.
Aircraft: 80 plus; Catapults: 2
Speed: 33 kts.
Designed Shaft Horsepower: 150,000
Engines: Mfr.: Wstgh.
Type: Turbine
Boilers: Mfr.: B.W. No.: 8
Fuel: Bbls.: (fuel oil) 43,838; (diesel oil) 1,214
Gals.: (gasoline) 231,650

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CV-17 U.S.S. BUNKER HILL
Built at Bethlehem Steel Co.. Quincy, Mass.
Authorized 07/19/40; Keel Laid 09/15/41; Launched 12/07/42; Commissioned 05/25/43
Capt. J. J. Ballentine Commanding.
ESSEX CLASS
Length Overall: 872'
Beam: 93' Extreme Width at Flight Deck: 147'6"
Displacement: Tons: 27,100 Mean Draft: 28'7"
Complement: Off.: 360 Enl.: 3,088
Armament:
Main: (12) 5"/38 cal.
Secondary:
AA: (17) quad 40mm.
Aircraft: 80 plus; Catapults: 2
Speed: 33 kts.
Designed Shaft Horsepower: 150,000
Engines: Mfr.: Wstgh.
Type: Turbine;
Boilers: Mfr.: B.W. No.: 8
Fuel: Bbls.: (fuel oil) 43,838; (diesel oil) 1,214
Gals.: (gasoline) 225,880

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CV-18 U.S.S. WASP
Built at Bethlehem Steel Co.. Quincy, Mass.
Authorized 07/19/40; Keel Laid 03/18/42; Launched 08/17/43; Commissioned 11/24/43
Capt. C. A. F. Sprague Commanding.
ESSEX CLASS
Length Overall: 872'
Beam: 93' Extreme Width at Flight Deck: 147'6"
Displacement: Tons: 27,100 Mean Draft: 28'7"
Complement: Off.: 360 Enl.: 3,088
Armament:
Main: (12) 5"/38 cal.
Secondary:
AA: (17) quad 40mm.
Aircraft: 80 plus; Catapults: 2
Speed: 33 kts.
Designed Shaft Horsepower: 150,000
Engines: Mfr.: Wstgh.
Type: Turbine
Boilers: Mfr.: B.W. No.: 8
Fuel: Bbls.: (fuel oil) 43,838; (diesel oil) 1,214
Gals.: (gasoline) 225,880

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CV-19 U.S.S. HANCOCK
Built at Bethlehem Steel Co.. Quincy, Mass.
Authorized 07/19/40; Keel Laid 01/26/43; Launched 01/24/44; Commissioned 04/15/44
Capt. F. C. Dickey Commanding.
TICONDEROGA CLASS
Length Overall: 888'
Beam: 93' Extreme width at Flight Deck: 147'6"
Displacement: Tons: 27,000 Mean Draft: 28'7"
Complement: Off.: 360 Enl.: 3,088
Armament:
Main: (12) 5"/38 cal.
Secondary:
AA: (18) quad 40mm
Aircraft: 80 plus; Catapults: 2
Speed: 33 kts.
Designed Shaft Horsepower: 150,000
Engines: Mfr.: Wstgh.
Type: Turbine
Boilers: Mfr.: B.W. No.: 8
Fuel: Bbls.: (fuel oil) 43,838; (diesel oil) 1,214
Gals.: (gasoline) 225,880

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CV-20 U.S.S. BENNINGTON
Built at New York Navy Yard. New York N. Y.
Authorized 12/23/41; Keel Laid 12/15/42; Launched 02/26/44 Commissioned 08/06/44
Capt. J. B. Sykes Commanding.
ESSEX CLASS
Length Overall: 872'
Beam: 93' Extreme Width at Flight Deck: 147'6"
Displacement: Tons: 27,100 Mean Draft: 28'7"
Complement: Off.: 360 Enl.: 3,088
Armament:
Main: (12) 5"/38 cal.
Secondary:
AA: (17) quad 40mm.
Aircraft: 80 plus; Catapults: 2
Speed: 33 kts.
Designed Shaft Horsepower: 150,000
Engines: Mfr.: Wstgh.
Type: Turbine
Boilers: Mfr.: B.W. No.: 8
Fuel: Bbls.: (fuel oil) 43,838; (diesel oil) 1,214
Gals.: (gasoline) 225,880

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CV-21 U.S.S. BOXER
Built at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co.. Newport News, Va.
Authorized 12/23/41; Keel Laid 09/13/43; Launched 12/14/44; Commissioned 04/16/45
Capt. D. F. Smith Commanding.
TICONDEROGA CLASS
Length Overall: 888'
Beam: 93' Extreme width at Flight Deck: 147'6"
Displacement: Tons: 27,000 Mean Draft: 28'7"
Complement: Off.: 360 Enl.: 3,088
Armament:
Main: (12) 5"/38 cal.
Secondary:
AA: (18) quad 40mm
Aircraft: 80 plus; Catapults: 2
Speed: 33 kts.
Designed Shaft Horsepower: 150,000
Engines: Mfr.: Wstgh.
Type: Turbine
Boilers: Mfr.: B.W. No.: 8
Fuel: Bbls.: (fuel oil) 45,043; (diesel oil) 1,214
Gals.: (gasoline) 209,846

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CV-31 U.S.S. BON HOMME RICHARD
Built at New York Navy Yard. New York N. Y.
Authorized 07/09/42; Keel Laid 02/01/43; Launched 04/29/44; Commissioned 11/26/44
Capt. A. O. Rule Commanding.
ESSEX CLASS
Length Overall: 872'
Beam: 93' Extreme Width at Flight Deck: 147'6"
Displacement: Tons: 27,100 Mean Draft: 28'7"
Complement: Off.: 360 Enl.: 3,088
Armament:
Main: (12) 5"/38 cal.
Secondary:
AA: (17) quad 40mm.
Aircraft: 80 plus; Catapults: 2
Speed: 33 kts.
Designed Shaft Horsepower: 150,000
Engines: Mfr.: Wstgh.
Type: Turbine
Boilers: Mfr.: B.W. No.: 8
Fuel: Bbls.: (fuel oil) 43,838; (diesel oil) 1,214
Gals.: (gasoline) 225,880

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