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USS Hancock (CV-19)


Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier


USS Hancock CV-19 belonged to the Essex-class of warships serving the United States Navy in World War 2 - the vessel participated in the Vietnam Conflict.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 8/17/2017
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Specifications


Year: 1944
Ships-in-Class: 24
Named Ships: SHORT-HULL GROUP: USS Essex (CV-9); USS Yorktown (CV-10); USS Intrepid (CV-11); USS Hornet (CV-12); USS Franklin (CV-13); USS Lexington (CV-16); USS Bunker Hill (CV-17); USS Wasp (CV-18); USS Bennington (CV-20); Bon Homme Richard (CV-31); Oriskany (CV-34) LONG-HULL GROUP: Ticonderoga (CV-14); Randolph (CV-15); USS Hancock (CV-19); USS Boxer (CV-21); USS Leyte (CV-32); USS Kearsarge (CV-33); USS Reprisal (CV-35); USS Antietam (CV-36); USS Princeton (CV-37); USS Shangri-La (CV-38); USS Lake Champlain (CV-39); USS Tarawa (CV-40); USS Valley Forge (CV-45); USS Iwo Jima (CV-46); USS Philippine Sea (CV-47)
Complement: 3448
Length: 888 ft (270.66 m)
Width: 93 ft (28.35 m)
Height: 28.6 ft (8.72 m)
Displacement (Surface): 27,100 tons
Propulsion: 8 x Boilers with 4 x Westinghouse geared steam turbines developing 150,000 horsepower to 4 x Shafts.
Speed (Surface): 33 kts (38 mph)
Range: 19,999 nm (23,015 miles; 37,039 km)
Operators: United States




Armament



4 x 5" (127mm) twin-gunned turrets
4 x 5" (127mm) single-gunned turrets
8 x 40mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft (AA) guns in quad-gunned mountings.
46 x 20mm Oerlikon AA guns in single-gunned mountings.

Air Wing



Between 90 and 100 aircraft of various makes and models carried.
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