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USS ENTERPRISE (CV-6)
1936
 
AIRCRAFT CARRIER
 
YORKTOWN CLASS FAMILY
 
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DATA
 
 
USS ENTERPRISE (CV-6)
 
CLASSIFICATION
CLASS :
 YORKTOWN CLASS AIRCRAFT CARRIER
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN :
 UNITED STATES
MANUFACTURER :
 NEWPORT NEWS SHIPBUILDING
LAID DOWN :
 JULY 16, 1934
LAUNCHED :
 OCTOBER 3, 1936
COMMISSIONED :
 MAY 12, 1938
   
SPECIFICATION
LENGTH :
 809 ft 6 in
BEAM :
 114 ft Over Flight Deck
DRAUGHT :
 21 ft 6in (6.55 m)(mean); 25 ft 11 in (7.9 m)(deep load)
DISPLACEMENT :
 19,800 Tons Standard, 15,500 Tons Full Load
ARMOUR :
 Belt 4 in, Main Deck 3 in, Lower Deck 1-3 in
POWER PLANT :
 9 Babcock & Wilcox boilers, 4 Parsons Geared Steamed
 
 Turbines Driving 4 Propellers, Output 120,000 shp
ARMAMENT :
 (1942) 8 x 5 in AA, 4 x Quadruple 1.1 in AA, and
 
 30 x 20mm Oerlikons, 16 x .50 cal Browning Machine Guns
AIRCRAFTS :
 (1942) 27 Fighters, 37 Dive-Bombers, & 15 Torpedo-Bombers
TECHNICAL NOTES :
 3 x Elevators, 2 x Flight Deck Hydraulic Catapults,
 
 1 x Hangar Deck Hydraulic Catapult, CXAM-1 RADAR
COMPLEMENT :
 2,919 Men
   
PERFORMANCE
SPEED :
 33 Kts
RANGE :
 12,500 nautical miles @ 15 Kts
BUNKERAGE :
 4,360 Tons (4,430 tonnes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
REFERENCES
 
 

Jackson, Robert. The Encyclopedia of Warships - From World War II to the Present Day. California: Thunder Bay Press. 2006. ISBN 978-1-59223-627-5, ISBN 1-59223-627-8

 
 
     
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