USS HORNET
CV 8
  
 CVN  |  LHA/LHD  |  LPD  |  LSD  |  LCC  |  DDG  |  CG  |  SSN  |  SSBN  |  SSGN  |  AS  |  MCM  |  PC  |  LCS   
  
U.S. Carriers  |  Decommissioned  |  Links  |  Info  |  History  

 

                 Keel Laid: September 25, 1939 
                 Launched: December 14, 1940
                 Commissioned: October 20, 1941
                 Sunk: October 27, 1942

                 Builder: Newport News Ship Building & Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA.
                 Propulsion system: nine Babcock & Wilcox boilers, four Parsons 
                  geared turbines, 120,000 shp (90 MW)
                 Length, overall: 809 feet 9 inches 
                 Beam: extreme width at flight deck: 144 feet
                 Draft: 21 feet 8 inches 
                 Displacement: 25,600 tons full load 
                 Speed: 33 knots 
                 Planes: 90
                 Crew: 2919 
                 Armament:  8 five-inch guns, 4 1.1-inch gunsmachine guns; 
                  24 .50 caliber machine guns