Lexington Class (CV-2)

Lexington class facts:

 
Built by:
  • – Lexington: Bethlehem Steel, Fore River
  • – Saratoga: New York Shipbuilding, Camden
Gone into service:
  • – Lexington: December 14th 1927
  • – Saratoga: November 16th 1927
Water displacement: 39450 tons (standard)48500 tons (loaded)
Length: 250 m. (total)
With: 32,1 m.
load water-line: 8,4 m.??? (standard)9,9 m. (loaded)
Number of aircraft: Approximately 80
Flight deck: 263,8 x 32,3 m.
Arms: 8x 203 mm and 12x 127 mm Guns (when built)
Engine: Turbo-electric, 16 boilers, 4 propellers
Power: 180000 hp.
Speed: 33 knots (61,13 km/h / 37,99 mph)
Max. Fuel stock: 2700 tons (originally)
Action radius: 18520 km. at 18,5 km/h
Armoring: 127-178 mm (vertical sides), 50 mm (deck)
Crew: 2750

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