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USS Coral Sea (CV-43)


Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier


United States | 1947



"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: 06/09/2016 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one sea-going vessel design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for USS Coral Sea (CV-43).
Geared steam turbined developing 212,000 horsepower.
Propulsion
33.0 kts
38.0 mph
Surface Speed
Structure
The bow-to-stern, port-to-starboard physical qualities of USS Coral Sea (CV-43).
4,104
Personnel
Complement
968.0 ft
295.05 meters
O/A Length
113.0 ft
34.44 meters
Beam
35.0 ft
10.67 meters
Draught
45,000
tons
Displacement
Armament
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of USS Coral Sea (CV-43).
18 x 5" /54 caliber Mk 16 guns
84 x 40mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft (AA) guns
68 x 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
Air Arm
Available supported fixed-wing / rotary-wing aircraft featured in the design of USS Coral Sea (CV-43).
World War 2-Era: Approximately 130 aircraft of various types.

Modern-Era: Up to 55 aircraft of various types.
Ships-in-Class (3)
Notable series variants as part of the USS Coral Sea (CV-43) family line as relating to the Midway-class group.
USS Midway (CV-41); USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42); USS Coral Sea (CV-43)
Operators
Global operator(s) of the USS Coral Sea (CV-43). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national naval warfare listing.
National flag of the United States

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Image of the USS Coral Sea (CV-43)
Image from the Public Domain.

Mission Roles
Some designs are single-minded in their approach while others offer a more versatile solution to seaborne requirements.
BROWN WATER SERVICE
FLAG / CAPITAL SHIP
SHIP-TO-SHORE
Recognition
Some designs stand the test of time while others are doomed to never advance beyond the drawing board; let history be their judge.
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