USS TARAWA
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           Keel Laid: March 1, 1944
           Launched: May 12, 1945
           Commissioned: December 8, 1945
           Decommissioned: May 13, 1960

           Builder: Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Norfolk, VA.
           Propulsion system: 8 boilers; 4 Westinghouse geared 
            steam turbines; 150,000 shp 
           Length, overall: 888,5 feet (270.8 meters)
           Flight Deck Width: 129,9 feet (39.6 meters)
           Beam: 101 feet (30.8 meters)
           Draft: 30,8 feet (9.4 meters)
           Displacement: approx. 38,500 tons full load
           Speed: 33 knots
           Planes: 80-100  
           Crew: approx. 3448 as CVS: 1000 
           Armament: 1951: 12 5-inch (12.7 cm) 38 caliber guns, 36 40mm guns