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USS Hornet (CV-12)

United States (1943)
Picture of USS Hornet (CV-12) Aircraft Carrier

The USS Hornet CV-12 survived all of World War 2, the Korean War and the Vietnam War to become a floating museum ship.


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National Origin: United States
Service Year / Commissioned: 1943
Classification Type: Aircraft Carrier
Ship Class: Essex-class
Number-in-Class: 26
Global Operators:
United States
Structural - Crew, Dimensions, and Operating Weights:

Operational
CREW


Personnel
2,600

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Dimension
LENGTH


Feet
872 ft


Meters
265.79 m


Dimension
BEAM


Feet
147 ft


Meters
44.81 m


Dimension
DRAUGHT


Feet
34.1 ft


Meters
10.39 m


Displacement
SURFACE


Tons
27,100 t

Installed Power / Machinery - Standard Day Performance:
8 x boilers with 4 x Westinghouse geared steam turbines delivering 150,000 shaft horsepower to 4 x shafts.

Performance
SPEED


Knots
33 kts


Miles-per-Hour
38 mph


Performance
RANGE


Nautical Miles
19,999 nm


Miles
23,015 mi


Miles
37,039 km

Armament / Air Wing:

4 x 5-inch (127mm)/38 caliber Dual-Purpose cannons in dual mounts.
4 x 5-inch (127mm)/38 caliber Dual-Purpose cannons in single mounts.
8 x 40mm /56 caliber anti-aircraft cannons in quadruple mounts.
46 x 20mm /78 caliber Oerlikon anti-aircraft cannons in single mounts.

Aircraft:
Approximately 90 to 100 aircraft.
Ships-in-Class (26):

SHORT-HULL: USS Essex (CV-9); USS Yorktown (CV-10); USS Intrepid (CV-11); USS Hornet (CV-12); USS Franklin (CV-13); USS Lexington (CV-16); USS Bunker Hill (CV-17); USS Wasp (CV-18); USS Bennington (CV-20); USS Bon Homme Richard (CV-31); USS Oriskany (CV-34) LONG-HULL: USS Ticonderoga (CV-14); USS Randolph (CV-15); USS Hancock (CV-19); USS Boxer (CV-21); USS Leyte (CV-32); USS Kearsarge (CV-33); USS Reprisal (CV-35); USS Antietam (CV-36); USS Princeton (CV-37); USS Shangri-La (CV-38); USS Lake Champlain (CV-39); USS Tarawa (CV-40); USS Valley Forge (CV-45); USS Iwo Jima (CV-46); USS Philippine Sea (CV-47)
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