Aircraft Carriers

United States Class

CVA-58 USS United States After the second World War, the new enemy of the US was the Soviet Union, and the age of the atomic weapons began. The only way to deploy those weapons was to drop them from an aircraft, when such an aircraft had to launch from an…

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USS Wasp (CV-7)

USS Wasp (CV-7) Built by: Bethlehem, Quincy Gone into service: April 25th 1940 Water displacement: 14790 tons (standard)18750 tons (loaded) Length: 209,9 m. (waterline)225,8 m. (total) With: 26,4 m. load water-line: 6,1 m.??? (standard)7,5 m. (loaded) Number of aircraft: Approximately 74 Flight deck: 221,5 x 28,3 m. Arms: 8x 127…


Yorktown class (CV-5, CV-6 and CV-8)

FACTS YORKTOWN CLASS:   Built by: Newport News. Virginia Gone into service: – Yorktown: September 30th 1937 – Enterprise: May 12th 1938 – Hornet: October 20th 1941 Water displacement: 20240 tons (standard)25960 tons (loaded) Length: 234,6 m. (waterline)246,6 m. (total) With: 25,4 m. load water-line: 6,5 m.??? (standard)7,9 m. (loaded)…


USS Ranger (CV-4)

FACTS USS RANGER: Built by: Newport News, Virginia Gone into service: June 4th 134 Water displacement: 14021 tons (standard)17870 tons (loaded) Length: 222,4 m. (waterline)234,4 m. (total) With: 24,4 m. load water-line: 6 m.??? (standard)6,9 m. (loaded) Number of aircraft: Approximately 76 Flight deck: 216 x 26,2 m. Arms: 8x…