Ship Class [ Independence-class ] Ships-in-Class [ 9 ]Ship Names:USS Indepedence (CVL-22); USS Princeton (CVL-23); USS Belleau Wood (CVL-24); USS Cowpens (CVL-25); USS Monterey (CVL-26); USS Langley (CVL-27); USS Cabot (CVL-28); USS Bataan (CVL-29); USS San Jacinto (CVL-30)
- Aircraft / Offshore Support
- Blue Water Operations
- Fleet Support
622.5 ft (189.74 m)
Width / Beam:
71.5 ft (21.79 m)
Height / Draught:
26 ft (7.92 m)
Steam turbines generating 100,000 horsepower to 4 x shafts.
32 kts (37 mph)
28 x 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft guns
40 x 20mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft guns
Up 45 aircraft of various types including fighter, bomber and dive bomber; usually 24 x Grumman F6F Hellcat fighters with 9 x Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bombers.
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