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USS San Jacinto (CVL-30)

Light Aircraft Carrier

USS San Jacinto (CVL-30)

Light Aircraft Carrier

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SPECIFICATIONS
SHIPS-IN-CLASS
ARMAMENT
HISTORY
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OVERVIEW



CVL-30 began life as the USS Newark CL-100 before being renamed as the USS Reprisal and, finally, the USS San Jacinto of 1943.
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ORIGIN: United States
YEAR: 1943
SHIP CLASS: Independence-class
SHIPS-IN-CLASS (9): 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)
OPERATORS: United States
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the base USS San Jacinto (CVL-30) design. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 1,550
LENGTH: 622.5 feet (189.74 meters)
BEAM: 71.5 feet (21.79 meters)
DRAUGHT: 26 feet (7.92 meters)
DISPLACEMENT (SURFACE): 11,000 tons
PROPULSION: Steam turbines generating 100,000 horsepower to 4 x shafts.
SPEED (SURFACE): 32 knots (37 miles-per-hour)
ARMAMENT



28 x 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft guns
40 x 20mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft guns
AIR WING



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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