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USS Midway (CV-41)

Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier

USS Midway (CV-41)

Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier

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Commissioned just after World War 2, the USS Midway managed an existence across the entirety of the Cold War, finally being decommissioned in 1992.
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ORIGIN: United States
YEAR: 1945
SHIP CLASS: Midway-class
SHIPS-IN-CLASS (3): USS Midway (CV-41); USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42); USS Coral Sea (CV-43)
OPERATORS: United States
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the base USS Midway (CV-41) design. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 4,100
LENGTH: 972 feet (296.27 meters)
BEAM: 113 feet (34.44 meters)
DRAUGHT: 35 feet (10.67 meters)
DISPLACEMENT (SURFACE): 60,000 tons
PROPULSION: 12 x Boilers with 4 x Westinghouse geared steam turbines driving 4 x shafts.
SPEED (SURFACE): 33 knots (38 miles-per-hour)
ARMAMENT



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.
AIR WING



65 - 70 modern aircraft of various types including interception, strike, special warfare and helicopters.




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