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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.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 6/9/2016 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com


Specifications



Year:
1947
Ship Class [ Midway-class ]
Ships-in-Class [ 3 ] Ship Names: USS Midway (CV-41); USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42); USS Coral Sea (CV-43)
National flag of United States United States
- Aircraft / Offshore Support
- Blue Water Operations
- Fleet Support
- Hunter
- Direct-Attack
Length:
968 ft (295.05 m)
Width / Beam:
113 ft (34.44 m)
Height / Draught:
35 ft (10.67 m)
Displacement (Surface):
45,000 tons
Geared steam turbined developing 212,000 horsepower.
Speed (Surface):
33 kts (38 mph)
18 x 5" /54 caliber Mk 16 guns
84 x 40mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft (AA) guns
68 x 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
World War 2-Era: Approximately 130 aircraft of various types.

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

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