USS SAIPAN
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            Keel Laid: July 21, 1972
            Christened: July 20, 1974
            Commissioned: October 15, 1977
            Decommissioned: April 20, 2007 

            Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding, West Bank, Pascagoula, Miss.
            Propulsion system: two boilers, two geared steam turbines
            Propellers: two
            Aircraft elevators: two
            Length: 833,34 feet (254 meters)
            Flight Deck Width: 132,2 feet (40.3 meters)
            Beam: 106,6 feet (32.5 meters)
            Draft: 26,25 feet (8 meters)
            Displacement: approx. 39,300 tons full load
            Speed: 24 knots
            Crew: Ship: 82 officers, 882 enlisted; Marine Detachment: 1,900+
            Armament: 
             - two Rolling Airframe Missile Systems (RAM) 
             - four 25mm Mk 38 Gun Mounts 
             - two Phalanx CIWS 
             - five .50 Cal. Mounts