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USS Midway (CV-41)


Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier


Naval Warfare / Ships

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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Specifications



Year:
1945
Ship Class [ Midway-class ]
Ships-in-Class [ 3 ] Ship Names: USS Midway (CV-41); USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42); USS Coral Sea (CV-43)
National flag of United States United States
- Aircraft / Offshore Support
- Blue Water Operations
- Fleet Support
- Hunter
- Direct-Attack
Length:
972 ft (296.27 m)
Width / Beam:
113 ft (34.44 m)
Height / Draught:
35 ft (10.67 m)
Displacement (Surface):
60,000 tons
12 x Boilers with 4 x Westinghouse geared steam turbines driving 4 x shafts.
Speed (Surface):
33 kts (38 mph)
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.
65 - 70 modern aircraft of various types including interception, strike, special warfare and helicopters.

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