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USS Yorktown (CV-5)
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from  1942-1942, 131X, USS Yorktown (CV-5)  album
Name: USS Yorktown (CV-5) Namesake: Yorktown, Virginia Ordered: 3 August 1933 Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. Laid down: 21 May 1934 Launched: 4 April 1936 Commissioned: 30 September 1937 Struck: 2 October 1942 Honors and awards: American Defense Service Medal ("A" device)/American Campaign Medal / Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3 stars) / World War II Victory Medal Fate: Sunk 7 June 1942 General characteristics Class and type: Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Displacement: As built: 19,800 long tons (20,100 t) light 25,500 long tons (25,900 t) full load Length: As built: 770 feet (230 m) (waterline @ design draft) 824 ft 9 in (251.38 m) overall Beam: As built: 83 ft 3 in (25.37 m) (waterline) 109 ft 6 in (33.38 m) (overall) Draft: 25 ft 11.5 in (7.912 m) (as built) Propulsion: 9 ? Babcock & Wilcox boilers, 4 ? Parsons geared turbines, 120,000 shp (89 MW) 4 ? screws Speed: 32.5 knots (37.4 mph; 60.2 km/h) Range: 12,500 nautical miles (23,200 km; 14,400 mi) at 15 knots (17 mph; 28 km/h) Complement: 2,217 officers and men (1941) Sensors and processing systems: CXAM-1 RADAR from 1940[1] Armament: As built: * 8 ? single 5 in/38 cal guns * 4 ? quad 1.1 in/75 cal guns * 24 ? .50 caliber machine guns From February 1942: * 8 ? 5 in/38 cal * 4 ? Quad 1.1 in/75 cal * 30 ? 20 mm Oerlikon cannons Armor: As built: 2.5-4 inch belt 60 lb protective decks 4 inch bulkheads 4 inch side and 3 inch top round conning tower 4 inch side over steering gear Aircraft carried: As built: 90 aircraft 3 ? elevators 2 ? flight deck hydraulic catapults 1 ? hangar deck hydraulic catapults
posted By Bigelow, LaVell, CAPT
Jul 24, 2010
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