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USS Midway (CV-41)

Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier

Commissioned just after World War 2, the USS Midway managed an existence across the entirety of the Cold War, finally being decommissioned in 1992.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 9/26/2016
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Year: 1945
Ships-in-Class: 3
Named Ships: USS Midway (CV-41); USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42); USS Coral Sea (CV-43)
Complement: 4100
Length: 972 ft (296.27 m)
Width: 113 ft (34.44 m)
Height: 35 ft (10.67 m)
Displacement (Surface): 60,000 tons
Propulsion: 12 x Boilers with 4 x Westinghouse geared steam turbines driving 4 x shafts.
Speed (Surface): 33 kts (38 mph)
Operators: United States


As Built:
18 x 5" /54 Mark 16 guns
84 x 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft cannons
68 x 20mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft guns

At End of Career:
2 x 8-cell Sea Sparrow anti-aircraft missile launchers.
2 x 20mm Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) anti-aircraft/cruise missile defense.

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