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USS Coral Sea (CV-43)

Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier

USS Coral Sea (CV-43)

Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier

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USS Coral Sea CV-43 became a veteran of the Vietnam War and the Iran Hostage Crisis before she met her end by way of retirement in 1990.
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ORIGIN: United States
YEAR: 1947
SHIP CLASS: Midway-class
SHIPS-IN-CLASS (3): USS Midway (CV-41); USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42); USS Coral Sea (CV-43)
OPERATORS: United States
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the base USS Coral Sea (CV-43) design. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 4,104
LENGTH: 968 feet (295.05 meters)
BEAM: 113 feet (34.44 meters)
DRAUGHT: 35 feet (10.67 meters)
DISPLACEMENT (SURFACE): 45,000 tons
PROPULSION: Geared steam turbined developing 212,000 horsepower.
SPEED (SURFACE): 33 knots (38 miles-per-hour)
ARMAMENT



18 x 5" /54 caliber Mk 16 guns
84 x 40mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft (AA) guns
68 x 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
AIR WING



World War 2-Era: Approximately 130 aircraft of various types.

Modern-Era: Up to 55 aircraft of various types.




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