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USS San Jacinto (CVL-30)

Light Aircraft Carrier

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.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 5/2/2019
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Year: 1943
Status: Decommissioned, Out-of-Service
Ships-in-Class: 9
Named Ships: 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)
Complement: 1550
Length: 622.5 ft (189.74 m)
Width: 71.5 ft (21.79 m)
Height: 26 ft (7.92 m)
Displacement (Surface): 11,000 tons
Propulsion: Steam turbines generating 100,000 horsepower to 4 x shafts.
Speed (Surface): 32 kts (37 mph)
Operators: United States


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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