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USS Shangri-La (CV-38)

Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier

USS Shangri-La (CV-38)

Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
SHIPS-IN-CLASS
ARMAMENT
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



The American Navy carrier USS Shangri-La CV-38 managed a career that took her through World War 2 and the Vietnam War.
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ORIGIN: United States
YEAR: 1944
SHIP CLASS: Essex-class
SHIPS-IN-CLASS (24): 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)
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OPERATORS: United States
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the base USS Shangri-La (CV-38) design. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW / COMPLEMENT: 3,448
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LENGTH: 888 feet (270.66 meters)
BEAM: 93 feet (28.35 meters)
DRAUGHT: 28.6 feet (8.72 meters)
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 knots (38 miles-per-hour)
RANGE: 19,999 nautical miles (23,015 miles; 37,039 kilometers)
ARMAMENT



4 x 5" (127mm) /38 caliber twin-gunned turrets
4 x 5" (127mm) /38 caliber single-gunned turrets
8 x 40mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft (AA) guns in quadruple-gunned turrets.
46 x 20mm Oerlikon AA guns in single-gunned turrets.
AIR WING



Up to 100 aircraft of various makes and models.






MEDIA