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USS Hornet (CV-12)

Aircraft Carrier

USS Hornet (CV-12)

Aircraft Carrier

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
SHIPS-IN-CLASS
ARMAMENT
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



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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ORIGIN: United States
YEAR: 1943
SHIP CLASS: Essex-class
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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OPERATORS: United States
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the base USS Hornet (CV-12) design. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW / COMPLEMENT: 2,600
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LENGTH: 872 feet (265.79 meters)
BEAM: 147 feet (44.81 meters)
DRAUGHT: 34.1 feet (10.39 meters)
DISPLACEMENT (SURFACE): 27,100 tons
PROPULSION: 8 x boilers with 4 x Westinghouse geared steam turbines delivering 150,000 shaft horsepower to 4 x shafts.
SPEED (SURFACE): 33 knots (38 miles-per-hour)
RANGE: 19,999 nautical miles (23,015 miles; 37,039 kilometers)
ARMAMENT



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.
AIR WING



Approximately 90 to 100 aircraft.






MEDIA