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Essex - Weapons - The World Wars.net
Sea Weapons

Fleet Carrier

Essex

USS Antietam (CV-36)

Preceded by:

Wasp (1940)

Succeeded by:

Midway (1945)
Iwo Jima (1961)

Datafile

ClassEssex
TypeFleet Carrier
Year1943
Crew2,682
Dimensions
Length249.9 m (pp)
265.8 m
Beam28.4 m - 45.0 m (d)
Draught8.4 m
Displacement
Empty27,208 t
Loaded34,881 t
Performance
Speed61 km/h
Range27,780 km @ 28 km/h
Machinery
Shafts4
Turbines4 x Geared steam
150,000 hp
Westinghouse
Boilers8 x Babcock & Wilcox
FuelOil: 4,758-6,330 t
Armament
Main8 x 127-mm/38 (4 x 2, 4 x 1)
5"/38 Mk. 12
-10° / +35°

Anti-Aircraft
Armor
Belt64 - 76 mm
Bulkhead51 - 76 mm
Deck38 mm
Barbettes38 mm
Gun turret38 mm
Hangar76 mm
Aircraft
Aircraft80-100
Production
Built24
Total24

Registry

Ship Code Builder Laid Launch Comm Decomm Fate
Essex CV-9 Newport News SB28/04/4131/07/4231/12/4230/06/69Sold/Scrapped
Yorktown CV-10 Newport News SB01/12/4121/01/4315/04/4327/06/70Preserved
Intrepid CV-11 Newport News SB01/12/4130/08/4216/08/4315/03/74Preserved
Hornet CV-12 Newport News SB03/08/4230/08/4329/11/4326/06/70Preserved
Franklin CV-13 Newport News SB07/12/4214/10/4331/01/4417/02/47Sold/Scrapped
Ticonderoga CV-14 Newport News SB01/03/4307/02/4408/05/4416/11/73Sold/Scrapped
Randolph CV-15 Newport News SB10/05/4329/06/4409/10/4413/02/69Sold/Scrapped
Lexington CV-16 Bethlehem15/07/4126/09/4217/02/4308/11/91Preserved
Bunker Hill CV-17 Bethlehem15/09/4107/12/4224/05/4301/47Sold/Scrapped
Wasp CV-18 Bethlehem18/03/4217/08/4324/11/4301/07/72Sold/Scrapped
Hancock CV-19 Bethlehem26/01/4324/01/4415/04/4430/01/76Sold/Scrapped
Bennington CV-20 Newport News SB15/12/4226/02/4406/08/4415/01/70Sold/Scrapped
Boxer CV-21 Newport News SB13/09/4304/12/4416/04/4501/12/69Sold/Scrapped
Bon Homme Richard CV-31 New York N Yd01/02/4329/04/4426/11/4402/07/71Sold/Scrapped
Leyte CV-32 Newport News SB21/02/4423/08/4511/04/4615/05/59Sold/Scrapped
Kearsarge CV-33 New York N Yd01/03/4305/05/4502/03/4613/02/70Sold/Scrapped
Oriskany CV-34 New York N Yd01/05/4413/10/4525/11/5015/05/76Sunk as artifical reef
Reprisal CV-35 New York N Yd01/07/4414/05/45--Cancelled, scrapped
Antietam CV-36 Philadelphia N Yd15/03/4320/08/4428/01/4508/05/63Sold/Scrapped
Princeton CV-37 Philadelphia N Yd11/09/4308/07/4518/11/4530/01/70Sold/Scrapped
Shangri-La CV-38 Norfolk N Yd15/01/4324/02/4415/09/4430/06/71Sold/Scrapped
Lake Champlain CV-39 Norfolk N Yd15/03/4302/11/4402/06/4502/05/66Sold/Scrapped
Tarawa CV-40 Norfolk N Yd05/01/4412/05/4508/12/4513/05/60Sold/Scrapped
Valley Forge CV-45 Philadelphia N Yd07/09/4518/11/4503/11/4615/01/70Sold/Scrapped
Iwo Jima CV-46 Philadelphia N Yd29/01/45---Cancelled, scrapped
Philippine Sea CV-47 Bethlehem19/08/4405/09/4511/05/4628/12/58Sold/Scrapped

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