Sea Weapons

Fleet Carrier

Yorktown

USS Enterprise (CV-6)

Preceded by:

Ranger (1934)

Succeeded by:

Wasp (1940)

Datafile

ClassYorktown
TypeFleet Carrier
Year1937
Crew2,175
Dimensions
Length234.7 m (pp)
246.6 m
Beam25.3 m - 33.7 m (d)
Draught7.9 m
Displacement
Empty19,875 t
Loaded25,484 t
Performance
Speed60 km/h
Range22,224 km @ 28 km/h
Machinery
Shafts4
Turbines4 x Geared steam
120,000 hp
General Electric
Boilers9 x Babcock & Wilcox
FuelOil: 2,754-4,360 t
Armament
Main8 x 127-mm/38 (8 x 1)
5"/38 Mk. 12
-10° / +35°

Anti-Aircraft
Armor
Belt64 - 102 mm
Bulkhead102 mm
Deck38 - 76 mm
Conning tower51 - 102 mm
Aircraft
Aircraft96
Production
Built3
Total3

Registry

Ship Code Builder Laid Launch Comm Decomm Fate
Yorktown CV-5 Newport News SB21/05/3404/04/3630/09/3704/06/42 Loss by submarine
Enterprise CV-6 Newport News SB16/07/3403/10/3612/05/3817/02/47Sold/Scrapped
Hornet CV-8 Newport News SB25/09/3914/12/4025/10/4126/10/42 Loss by aircraft

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