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USS Independence (CV-62)


Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier


Naval Warfare / Ships

The USS Independence took part in the American involvement during the Vietnam War and saw service into the 1990s.



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Specifications



Year:
1959
Ship Class [ Forrestal-class ]
Ships-in-Class [ 4 ] Ship Names: USS Forrestal (CV-59); USS Saratoga (CV-60); USS Ranger (CV-61); USS Indpendence (CV-62)
National flag of United States United States
- Aircraft / Offshore Support
- Blue Water Operations
- Fleet Support
- Hunter
- Direct-Attack
Length:
1070 ft (326.14 m)
Width / Beam:
130 ft (39.62 m)
Height / Draught:
37 ft (11.28 m)
Displacement (Surface):
75,000 tons
8 x Babcock and Wilcox boilers with 4 x Westinghouse geared turbines developing 280,000 horsepower to 4 x shafts.
Speed (Surface):
33 kts (38 mph)
Range:
7,995 nm (9,200 miles; 14,806 km)
8 x 5" (127mm) /54 caliber Mark 42 guns (eventually removed).
2 x 8 NATO Sea Sparrow anti-aircraft missile launchers.
3 x 20mm Phalanx Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWSs)
Between 70 and 90 fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. Types include fleet defense/interceptor, strike, electronic warfare, search and rescue, transport and patrol types.

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