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USS Coral Sea (CV-43) Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier (United States)

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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USS Coral Sea (CV-43)

Service Year: 1947
Type: Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
National Origin: United States
Ship Class: Midway-class
Number-in-Class: 3

Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)

Complement (Crew): 4,104
Length: 968 feet (295.05 meters)
Beam (Width): 113 feet (34.44 meters)
Draught (Height): 35 feet (10.67 meters)

Surface Displacement: 45,000 tons

Installed Power and Base Performance

Engine(s): Geared steam turbined developing 212,000 horsepower.

Surface Speed: 33 knots (38 mph)

Armament / Air Wing

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

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

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

Global Operators

United States

Ships-in-Class / Group (3)

USS Midway (CV-41); USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42); USS Coral Sea (CV-43)

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