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USS Shangri-La (CV-38)


Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier (1944)


Naval Warfare

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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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The American Navy carrier USS Shangri-La CV-38 managed a career that took her through World War 2 and the Vietnam War.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 09/26/2016 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

Specifications



Service Year
1944

Origin
United States national flag graphic
United States

Complement
3,448
PERSONNEL


Class
Essex-class
Number-in-Class
24
VESSELS
Ships-in-Class


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)


National flag of the United States United States
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Flag Ship / Capital Ship
Serving in the fleet Flag Ship role or Capital Ship in older warship designs / terminology.


Length
888.0 ft
270.66 m
Beam
93.0 ft
28.35 m
Draught
28.6 ft
8.72 m
Displacement
27,100
tons


Installed Power: 8 x Boilers with 4 x Westinghouse geared steam turbines developing 150,000 horsepower to 4 x Shafts.
Surface Speed
33.0 kts
(38.0 mph)
Range
19,999 nm
(23,015 mi | 37,039 km)


kts = knots | mph = miles-per-hour | nm = nautical miles | mi = miles | km = kilometers

1 kts = 1.15 mph | 1 nm = 1.15 mi | 1 nm = 1.85 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.


Supported Types


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(Not all weapon types may be represented in the showcase above)
Up to 100 aircraft of various makes and models.


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