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CV-48 Saipan

Specifications
Displacement (std) 14500
Displacement (full) 20060
Length 683.5'
Beam 76.75'
Draft 28'
Powerplant GE geared turbines, 8 Babcock & Wilcox boilers
Horsepower 120000
Screws 4
Speed 33
Armor 2.5" - 4" belt
Armament 42 - 40mm AA guns (5 quad, 11 dual)
32 - 20mm AA guns (16 dual)
AA armament removed after World War II
Aircraft 50 - Could operate 50 or more World War II era aircraft; this number was sharply reduced in jet aircraft operations during the 1950's.
Complement Total: 1821
Officer: 243
Enlisted: 1578



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