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USS San Jacinto (CVL-30) - United States, 1943

Detailing the development and operational history of the USS San Jacinto (CVL-30) Light Aircraft Carrier.

 Entry last updated on 10/15/2013; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ¬©

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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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USS San Jacinto (CVL-30)

Service Year: 1943
Type: Light Aircraft Carrier
National Origin: United States
Ship Class: Independence-class
Number-in-Class: 9

Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)

Complement (Crew): 1,550
Length: 622.5 feet (189.74 meters)
Beam (Width): 71.5 feet (21.79 meters)
Draught (Height): 26 feet (7.92 meters)

Surface Displacement: 11,000 tons

Installed Power and Base Performance

Engine(s): Steam turbines generating 100,000 horsepower to 4 x shafts.

Surface Speed: 32 knots (37 mph)

Armament / Air Wing

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

Aircraft: 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.

Global Operators

United States

Ships-in-Class / Group (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)

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