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USS Kalinin Bay (CVE-68)


Escort Carrier


Escort carriers like USS Kalinin Bay CVE-68 strengthened the United States Navy aircraft carrier inventory considerably during World War 2.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 9/26/2016
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Specifications


Year: 1943
Ships-in-Class: 50
Named Ships: USS Casablanca (CVE-55); USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56); USS Anzio (CVE-57); USS Corregidor (CVE-58); USS Mission Bay (CVE-59); USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60); USS Manila Bay (CVE-61); USS Natoma Bay (CVE-62); USS St. Lo (CVE-63); USS Tripoli (CVE-64); USS Wake Island (CVE-65); USS White Plains (CVE-66); USS Solomons (CVE-67); USS Kalinin Bay (CVE-68); USS Kasaan Bay (CVE-69); USS Fanshaw Bay (CVE-70); USS Kitkun Bay (CVE-71); USS Tulagi (CVE-72); USS Gambier Bay (CVE-73); USS Nehenta Bay (CVE-74); USS Hoggatt Bay (CVE-75); USS Kadashan Bay (CVE-76); USS Marcus Island (CVE-77); USS Savo Island (CVE-78); USS Ommaney Bay (CVE-79); USS Petrof Bay (CVE-80); USS Rudyerd Bay (CVE-81); USS Saginaw Bay (CVE-82); USS Sargent Bay (CVE-83); USS Shamrock Bay (CVE-84); USS Shipley Bay (CVE-85); USS Sitkoh Bay (CVE-86); USS Steamer Bay (CVE-87); USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88); USS Takanis Bay (CVE-89); USS Thetis Bay (CVE-90); USS Makassar Strait (CVE-91); USS Windham Bay (CVE-92); USS Makin Island (CVE-93); USS Lunga Point (CVE-94); USS Bismarck Sea (CVE-95); USS Salamaua (CVE-96); USS Hollandia (CVE-97); Kwajalein (CVE-98); Admiralty Islands (CVE-99); USS Bougainville (CVE-100); USS Matanikau (CVE-101); USS Attu (CVE-102); USS Roi (CVE-103); USS Munda (CVE-104)
Complement: 860
Length: 512.2 ft (156.12 m)
Width: 108 ft (32.92 m)
Height: 22.5 ft (6.86 m)
Displacement (Surface): 7,800 tons
Propulsion: 4 x Boilers with 2 x Skinner UnaFlow engines developing 9,000 shaft horsepower to 2 x shafts.
Speed (Surface): 19 kts (22 mph)
Range: 10,241 nm (11,785 miles; 18,966 km)
Operators: United States




Armament



1 x 5" /38 caliber Dual-Purpose (DP) gun
16 x 40mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft (AA) cannons (8 x twin-gun mounts).
20 x 20mm Oerlikon Anti-Aircraft (AA) cannons (single mounts).

Air Wing



Up to 27 aircraft of various makes and models.
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