Sea Weapons

Fleet Carrier

Wasp

USS Wasp (CV-7)

Preceded by:

Yorktown (1937)

Succeeded by:

Essex (1942)

Datafile

ClassWasp
TypeFleet Carrier
Year1940
Crew2,167
Dimensions
Length210.3 m (pp)
219.5 m
Beam24.9 m - 30.5 m (d)
Draught7.1 m
Displacement
Empty14,700 t
Loaded18,450 t
Performance
Speed55 km/h
Range23,150 km @ 28 km/h
Machinery
Shafts2
Turbines7 x Geared steam
70,000 hp
General Electric
Boilers6 x watertube
FuelOil: 1,602 t
Armament
Main8 x 127-mm/38 (8 x 1)
5"/38 Mk. 12
-10° / +35°

Anti-Aircraft
Armor
Belt102 mm
Bulkhead102 mm
Deck38 mm
Aircraft
Aircraft76-84
Production
Built1
Total1

Registry

Ship Code Builder Laid Launch Comm Decomm Fate
Wasp CV-7 Bethlehem01/04/3604/04/3925/04/4015/09/42 Loss by submarine

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