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USS Independence (CV-62)

Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier

USS Independence (CV-62)

Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
SHIPS-IN-CLASS
ARMAMENT
HISTORY
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OVERVIEW



The USS Independence took part in the American involvement during the Vietnam War and saw service into the 1990s.
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ORIGIN: United States
YEAR: 1959
SHIP CLASS: Forrestal-class
SHIPS-IN-CLASS (4): USS Forrestal (CV-59); USS Saratoga (CV-60); USS Ranger (CV-61); USS Indpendence (CV-62)
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OPERATORS: United States
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Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the base USS Independence (CV-62) design. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW / COMPLEMENT: 5,360
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PROPULSION: 8 x Babcock and Wilcox boilers with 4 x Westinghouse geared turbines developing 280,000 horsepower to 4 x shafts.
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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)
AIR WING



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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