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USS Saratoga CV-3

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Name

USS Saratoga

Hull #

CV-3

Built

Laid down: 

Launched: 

Commissioned

Sister Ships

Lexington-class

USS Lexington CV 2

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Decommissioned

Final Disposition

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General characteristics

Class and type:

Lexington-class aircraft carrier

Displacement:

Design:

36,000 tons standard

38,746 tons; 53,000 tons (1945)

Length:

850 feet (waterline)

880 feet (overall)

Beam:

105 feet 5.25 inches (waterline)

106 feet (overall)

Draught:

24 feet 3 inches (design)

Propulsion:

Design:

16 boilers at 300 psi

Geared turbines and electric drive

4 shafts

180,000 shp; 213,000 reached in service

Speed:

33.25 knots (design); 34.99 knots reached in service

Range:

10,000 nautical miles (19,000 km) at 10 knots (19 km/h)

Complement:

2,122 officers and men

Sensors and

processing systems:

CXAM-1 RADAR[1]

Armament:

As built:

4 twin 8-inch (200 mm) 55 caliber guns

12 single 5-inch (130 mm) guns

Armour:

Belt: 5-inch (130 mm) to 7-inch (180 mm)

2-inch (51 mm) protective 3rd deck

3-inch (76 mm) flat to 4.5-inch (110 mm) over steering gear

Aircraft carried:

As built:

91 aircraft

2 elevators

1 flywheel catapult


Source: Wikipedia

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