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USS Coral Sea (CV-43)

United States (1947)
Picture of USS Coral Sea (CV-43) Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier

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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National Origin: United States
Service Year / Commissioned: 1947
Classification Type: Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
Ship Class: Midway-class
Number-in-Class: 3
Global Operators:
United States
Structural - Crew, Dimensions, and Operating Weights:

Operational
CREW


Personnel
4,104

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Dimension
LENGTH


Feet
968 ft


Meters
295.05 m


Dimension
BEAM


Feet
113 ft


Meters
34.44 m


Dimension
DRAUGHT


Feet
35 ft


Meters
10.67 m


Displacement
SURFACE


Tons
45,000 t

Installed Power / Machinery - Standard Day Performance:
Geared steam turbined developing 212,000 horsepower.

Performance
SPEED


Knots
33 kts


Miles-per-Hour
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.
Ships-in-Class (3):

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