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         Keel Laid: July 1, 1955
         Launched: June 6, 1958
         Commissioned: January 10, 1959
         Decommissioned: September 30, 1998

         Builder: New York Naval Shipyard., Brooklyn, N.Y.
         Propulsion system: four 70,000 shp Steam Turbines
         Length, overall: 1046 feet (319 meters)
         Flight Deck Width: 249 feet (76 meters)
         Beam: 130 feet (40 meters)
         Draft: 37 feet (11.2 meters)
         Displacement: approx. 81,101 tons full load
         Speed: 30+ knots
         Planes: approx. 85
         Crew: Ship: 2,900 Air Wing: 2,480
         Armament: 
          - three Mk 29 NATO Sea Sparrow launchers 
          - three 20mm Phalanx CIWS Mk 15