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USS Lake Champlain (CV-39, later CVA-39 and CVS-39), 1945-1970, Brooklyn Navy Yard, USN, United States Navy, 1950s, vessel, hull, 1940s
Code Number:
MYNV18P02_13B
Title:
USS Lake Champlain (CV-39, later CVA-39 and CVS-39), 1945-1970, Brooklyn Navy Yard, USN, United States Navy, 1950s, vessel, hull, 1940s
Namesake: Battle of Lake Champlain, 1814
Builder: Norfolk Naval Shipyard
Laid down: 15/03/1943
Launched: 2/11/1944
Commissioned: 3/06/1945
Decommissioned: 2/05/1966
Motto: "The Straightest and the Greatest"
Nickname: "Champ"
Fate: Sold for scrap, April 1972

Class and type: Essex-class aircraft carrier
Displacement: 27,100 tons standard
Length: 271 meter (888 feet) overall
Beam: 28 meter (93 feet) waterline
Draft: 8.71 meter (28 feet 7 inches) light
Propulsion: 8 boilers, 4 Westinghouse geared steam turbines, 4 shafts
150,000 shp (110 MW)
Speed: 33 knots (61 km/h)
Complement: 3448 officers and enlisted
Armament:
4 twin 5 inch (127 mm)/38 caliber guns
4 single 5 inch (127 mm)/38 caliber guns
8 quadruple Bofors 40 mm guns
46 single Oerlikon 20 mm cannons
Armor:
4 inch (100 mm) belt
2.5 inch (60 mm) hangar deck
1.5 inch (40 mm) protective decks
1.5 inch (40 mm) conning tower
Aircraft carried: 90Ð100 military aircraft
Keywords:
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