Ship Statistics

Ship's Statistics

USS HORNET Specifications

KEEL LAID:         3 August 1942

LAUNCHED:         30 August 1943

COMMISSIONED:
     CV-12        29 November 1943
     CVA-12       11 September 1953
     CVS-12       18 December 1958

DECOMMISSIONED (Final):  26 June 1970
CREW COMPLEMENT:
     WWII         3,600 - 4,000 including Air Wing
     Post-WWII    3,000 - 3,500 including Air Wing
NUMBER OF AIRCRAFT:
     WWII            92 - 101
     1953 - 1958     86
     1958 - 1970     44

General Dimensions

LENGTH, overall:
     1943            876 feet
     1956            893 feet
BEAM, extreme width:
     1943            147 feet
     1956            192 feet
DRAFT (under load):  29 feet
DISPLACEMENT, Standard:
     1943            27,100 tons
     1953            33,100 tons
DISPLACEMENT, Full Load:
     1943            33,900 tons
     1956            40,300 tons
HEIGHT ABOVE WATERLINE (top of mast)  190 feet
KEEL TO TOP OF MAST:                  229 feet
COST (Original):                      $69 million

Engineering Plant and Mechanical

ENGINES:              4 Westinghouse Geared Turbine Engines
BOILERS:              8 Babcock & Wilcox M-Type
PROPELLERS:           4  four-bladed propellers of
                         solid manganese bronze
                      15 foot diameter, 27,190 lbs each
LENGTH OF SHAFTS:
     No. 1 and 4      258 feet
     No. 2 and 3      186 feet
SHAFT DIAMETER:       2 feet
PROPULSION:           150,000 horsepower
RUDDER:               430 sq. ft. in surface area
ANCHOR CHAINS:
     WWII             2 chains -- 1,100 feet long, 108,000 lbs
     Post-WWII        ?

Armament

WWII:
     (12) 5-in. 38-cal. (4 twin mounts, 4 single)
     (10) 40 mm quad mounts
     (59) 20 mm single mounts
1953:
     (8)  5-in. 38-cal. single mounts
     (14) 3-in. 50-cal. twin mounts
1956:
     (7) 5-in. 38-cal. single mounts
     (4) 3-in. 50-cal. twin mounts
1965:
     (4) 5-in. 38-cal. single mounts
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