Forrestal class Aircraft Carrier - CVA / CV

 

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Ships:

Units

in service

fate

CV 59 USS Forrestal

1955

decommissioned in 1993 / sold for scrap

CV 60 USS Saratoga

1956

decommissioned in 1994 / awaiting disposal

CV 61 USS Ranger

1957

decommissioned in 1993 / awaiting disposal

CV 62 USS Independence

1959

decommissioned in 1998 / awaiting disposal

 

Specifications:

Displacement:

60000 tons (standard) / 81000 tons (full load)

Length:

325 meters overall / 302 meters waterline

Beam:

76,8 meters extreme / 39,6 meters waterline

Draft:

11,2 meters

Max Speed:

33 knots (= 61+ km/h)

Propulsion:

4 x geared steam turbines

8 x 600psi boilers

4 shafts / 4 propellers / 3 rudders

280000 shaft horsepower (shp)

Aviation:

full flight deck with island

flight deck: 325 x 72,5 meters

up to 90 aircraft

Range :

8000 NM (15000 km) at 20 knots (37 km/h)

4000 NM (7400 km) at 30 knots (56 km/h)

Complement:

approx. 5200 (incl. Airwing)

Armament:

as built:

8 x Mk-42 5/54 caliber guns (127mm)

after refit:

3 x Mk-29 launchers for RIM-7 Sea Sparrow missiles (3x8 missiles + reload)

3 x Mk-15 Phalanx Close-In-Weapon-Systems (CIWS)

 

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