Sea Weapons

Fleet Carrier

Lexington

USS Lexington (CV-2)
Lexington-class (1927)
USS Saratoga (1941)

Preceded by:

Langley (1922)

Succeeded by:

Ranger (1934)

Datafile

ClassLexington
TypeFleet Carrier
Year1927
Crew2,327
Dimensions
Length259.1 m (pp)
270.7 m
Beam32.1 m
Draught10.2 m
Displacement
Empty37,681 t
Loaded43,055 t
Performance
Speed62 km/h
Range19,446 km @ 28 km/h
Machinery
Shafts4
Turbines4 x Geared steam
180,000 hp
General Electric
Boilers16 x Yarrow
FuelOil: 2,400-3,600 t
Armament
Main8 x 203-mm/55 (4 x 2)
8"/55 Mk. 9
-10° / +41°

Secondary12 x 127-mm/25 (12 x 1)
5"/25 Mk. 10
-10° / +40°

Anti-Aircraft
Armor
Belt127 - 178 mm
Bulkhead152 mm
Deck25 - 76 mm
Barbettes127 mm
Gun turret38 - 76 mm
Conning tower51 mm
Aircraft
Aircraft90
Production
Built2
Total2

Registry

Ship Code Builder Laid Launch Comm Decomm Fate
Lexington CV-2 Bethlehem08/01/2103/10/2514/12/2707/05/42 Loss by aircraft
Saratoga CV-3 New York SB25/09/2007/04/2516/11/2725/07/46Sunk as atomic target

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