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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.

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USS Midway (CV-41) Technical Specifications



Service Year: 1945
Type: Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
National Origin: United States
Ship Class: Midway-class


Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)



Complement (Crew): 4,100
Length: 972 feet (296.27 meters)
Beam (Width): 113 feet (34.44 meters)
Draught (Height): 35 feet (10.67 meters)

Surface Displacement: 60,000 tons

Installed Power and Base Performance



Engine(s): 12 x Boilers with 4 x Westinghouse geared steam turbines driving 4 x shafts.

Surface Speed: 33 knots (38 mph)

Armament / Air Wing



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.

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

Global Operators



United States

Ships-in-Class (3)



USS Midway (CV-41); USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42); USS Coral Sea (CV-43)