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Displacement,light 56,000 (CVA 59-60), 56,300 (CVA 61-62) 59,900 tons
Displacement, full load 75,900 to 79,300 tons
Length 1,063 to 1,086
Beam 129 feet
Flight Deck Width 252 feet
Speed 30-plus knots
Power Plant
  • Eight boilers, with Forrestal's plant approximately 50 percent lower pressure than other ships in class;
  • four geared steam turbines, four shafts
  • 260,000 shaft horsepower for Forrestal, 280,000 for others
  • Aircraft Approximately 75
    Armament Sea Sparrow missiles
    3 Phalanx CIWS 20mm mounts [installed during SLEP]
    Combat Systems SPS-48C 3-D Air Search Radar
    SPS-49 Air Search Radar
    3 Mk91 Fire Control

    SLQ-29 EW
    WLR- 1 ESM
    WLR- 3 ESM
    WLR-11 ESM

    Complement 3,019 ship's company
    2,480 in air wing
    Unit Operating Cost
    Annual Average
    $142,000,000 [source: [FY1996 VAMOSC]

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