USS HORNET
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           Keel Laid: August 3, 1942
           Launched: August 30, 1943
           Commissioned: November 29, 1943
           Decommissioned: June 26, 1970

           Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, VA.
           Propulsion system: 8 boilers; 4 Westinghouse geared 
            steam turbines; 150,000 shp
           Length, overall: 876 feet (267 meters)
           Flight Deck Width: 191,9 feet (58.5 meters)
           Beam: 101 feet (30.8 meters)
           Draft: 30,8 feet (10.4 meters)
           Displacement: approx. 40,600 tons full load
           Speed: 33 knots
           Planes: 80-100  
           Crew: aprox. 3448 as CVS: 115 offiers and 1500 enlisted
           Armament: 1970: 4 5-inch (12.7 cm) 38 caliber guns