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Independence - Weapons - The World Wars.net
Sea Weapons

Light Carrier

Independence

USS Independence (CVL-22)

Preceded by:

Langley (1922)

Succeeded by:

Saipan (1946)

Datafile

ClassIndependence
TypeLight Carrier
Year1943
Crew1,569
Dimensions
Length182.9 m (pp)
189.7 m
Beam21.8 m - 33.3 m (d)
Draught7.4 m
Displacement
Empty10,662 t
Loaded14,751 t
Performance
Speed59 km/h
Range24,076 km @ 28 km/h
Machinery
Shafts4
Turbines4 x Geared steam
100,000 hp
General Electric
Boilers4 x Babcock & Wilcox
FuelOil: 2,633 t
Armament
Anti-Aircraft
Armor
Belt127 mm
Bulkhead127 mm
Deck51 - 76 mm
Aircraft
Aircraft30-45
Production
Built9
Total8

Registry

Ship Code Builder Laid Launch Comm Decomm Fate
Independence CV-22 New York SB01/05/4122/08/4214/01/4308/46Sunk as target
Princeton CV-23 New York SB02/06/4118/10/4225/02/4324/10/44 Loss by aircraft
Bellau Wood CV-24 New York SB11/08/4106/12/4231/03/4313/01/47Sold/Scrapped
Cowpens CV-25 New York SB17/11/4117/01/4328/05/4313/01/47Sold/Scrapped
Monterey CV-26 New York SB29/12/4128/02/4317/06/4316/01/56Sold/Scrapped
Langley CVL-27 New York SB11/04/4222/05/4331/08/4311/02/47Sold/Scrapped
Cabot CVL-28 New York SB16/03/4204/04/4324/07/4321/01/55Transferred
Bataan CVL-29 New York SB31/08/4201/08/4317/11/4309/04/54Sold/Scrapped
San Jacinto CVL-30 New York SB26/10/4229/09/4315/12/4301/03/47Sold/Scrapped
Transfers:
Ship Code Former Code Comm Decomm Fate
Dédalo R01 Cabot CVL-28 30/08/6705/08/89Sold/Scrapped
La Fayette R96 Langley CVL-27 02/06/5120/03/63Returned
Bois Bellau R97 Bellau Wood CV-24 05/09/5312/09/60Returned

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