USS ESSEX
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           Keel Laid: April 28, 1941
           Launched: July 31, 1942
           Commissioned: December 31, 1942
           Decommissioned: June 30, 1969

           Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, VA.
           Propulsion system: 8 boilers; 4 Westinghouse geared 
            steam turbines; 150,000 shp
           Length, overall: 890 feet 
           Beam: 101 feet (30.8 meters)
           Draft: 30,8 feet (10.4 meters)
           Displacement: 41,200 tons full load
           Speed: 33 knots
           Planes: 90-100  
           Crew: 2600 
           Armament: 1964: seven 5-inch 38 caliber guns; 
            four twin 3 inch 50 caliber guns