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) Ships-in-Class
Flag Ship / Capital Ship
Serving in the fleet Flag Ship role or Capital Ship in older warship designs / terminology.
888.0 feet (270.66 meters) Length
93.0 feet (28.35 meters) Beam
28.6 feet (8.72 meters) Draught
27,100 tons Displacement
8 x Boilers with 4 x Westinghouse geared steam turbines developing 150,000 horsepower to 4 x Shafts. Propulsion
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.
Up to 100 aircraft of various makes and models.
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USS Shangri-La in 1970; Image from the Public Domain.
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USS Shangri-La in 1956; Image from the Public Domain.
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USS Shangri-La in August of 1946; Image from the Public Domain.
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