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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Credit: USS Shangri-La in 1970; Image from the Public Domain.
Credit: USS Shangri-La in 1956; Image from the Public Domain.
Credit: USS Shangri-La in August of 1946; Image from the Public Domain.
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)
- Aircraft / Offshore Support
- Blue Water Operations
- Fleet Support
888 ft (270.66 m)
Width / Beam:
93 ft (28.35 m)
Height / Draught:
28.6 ft (8.72 m)
8 x Boilers with 4 x Westinghouse geared steam turbines developing 150,000 horsepower to 4 x Shafts.
33 kts (38 mph)
19,999 nm (23,015 miles; 37,039 km)
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.
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