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USS Midway Class CVA's Ship Models
USS Coral Sea , USS Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Midway Class Histories


CV-41 Midway
CV-42 Franklin D. Roosevelt
CV-43 Coral Sea

 
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Specifications

Midway Class Aircraft Carriers


Name Builder LD LCH COM
CV/CVB/CVA.41 Midway Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport VA Oct.27/43 Mar.20/45 Sep.10/45
designation changed to CVB before completion
launched captured German V-2 rocket (Operation Sandy) Sep.6/46

refit 1947-49
redesignated CVA Oct.1/52
SCB-110 May.15/55-Sep.30/57 angled flight deck/enclosed bow/arresting gear/steam catapults added

SCB-101 Feb.15/66-Jan.31/70 longer flight deck/new steam catapults added
took part in Operation Frequent Wind Apr.29-30/75
redesignated CV Jun.30/75
overhauled Jan./86 with bulges added

took part in Desert Storm
DECOM to reserve Apr.11/92
stricken Mar.17/97
located at Bremerton Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility

donated as a museum to a group in San Diego,California
Name Builder LD LCH COM
CV/CVB.42 Franklin D. Roosevelt
ex Coral Sea
New York Navy Yard Dec.1/43 Apr.29/45 Oct.27/45
designation changed to CVB before completion
refit 1947-49
redesignated CVA Oct.1/52
SCB-110 Apr.23/54-Apr.6/56 angled flight deck/enclosed bow/arresting gear/steam catapults added

overhauled Nov./68
redesignated CV Jun.30/75
DECOM/stricken Oct.1/77
sold for scrapping Apr.11/78

scrapped from ./80
Name Builder LD LCH COM
CV/CVB.43 Coral Sea Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport VA Jul.10/44 Apr.2/46 Oct.1/47
designation changed to CVB before completion
redesignated CVA Oct.1/52
refit 1955-56
SCB-110A Mar.10/57-Jan.26/60 angled flight deck/enclosed bow/arresting gear/steam catapults added

redesignated CV Jun.30/75
deactivated Nov./89
DECOM/stricken Apr.30/91
sold Mar.30/93 & partly scrapped

remains at Baltimore
CV.44 Unnamed cancelled Jan.11/43
CV.56 Unnamed cancelled Mar.28/45
CV.57 Unnamed cancelled Mar.28/45

Dimensions

Length(O/A) 932'(design)
1006.0'(CV-41)(after added angled deck)
1003' (CV-43)(after added angled deck)

976' (CV-42)(after added angled deck)
Length(W/L) 900.0'
Beam 113'
Draft 32.0'
Flight Deck Length 960.8'(design)
1006.0'(CV-41)(after added angled deck)
1003' (CV-43)(after added angled deck)

976' (CV-42)(after added angled deck)
Flight Deck Width 136'(design)
257.0'(after added angled deck)

Displacement

Full Load 59,000 tons (design)
67,000 tons(CV-41-42)
65,200 tons(CV-43)
Standard 45,000 tons

Propulsion

Boilers 12 Foster-Wheeler 565 psi boilers
Turbines 4 Westinghouse steam turbines
Horsepower 212,000 shp
Shafts 4
Endurance 8,000 nm @ 15 knts
Max Speed 32 knts

Protection

Flight Deck 3.5" (design)
added to in ./47-./48 refit
Side Belt 7.6" (design)

Armament

Main Battery 18 x 5"/54 cal (design)
removed during modernizations
SAM 2 x Raytheon 8 cell GMLS Mk 29 launchers added in Midway & Coral Sea
w/Sea Sparrow missiles
AAW 42 x 40 mm guns (design) replaced by
20 x 3"/50 cal in 10 twin mounts ./47-./48
all removed
28 x 20 mm guns (design)
removed during modernizations
CIWS 2 x GE/GD 20mm/76 Phalanx 6-barreled (Mk-15) added to Midway 1980s (1 port 1 starboard)
3 added to Coral Sea (1 port 2 starboard)

Countermeasures (1986)

Decoys 4 x Loral Hycor SRBOC 6-barreled Mk-36
SLQ-25 Nixie towed torpedo decoy

Radars (1986)

Air Search Raytheon SPS 49(V)5
ITT SPS 48C 3D
Surface Search Raytheon SPS 67
Navigation Raytheon SPS 65
Fire Control 4 Mk 95

Aircraft

Helicopters 6-SH-3G/H Sea King or SH-60F Seahawk
Fixed Wing Approx. 137 WWII vintage planes (design)
After Modernization:
Approx.65-75 aircraft during last years of service (Coral Sea/Midway)
2 Squadron F-18 Hornets
2 Squadron A-6 Intruders
4 EA-6B Prowlers
4 E-2-C Hawkeyes
4 S-3-A/B Vikings

Complement

Usual 3,583 (design)
4,120 (as completed)
After Modernization:
2,828 Navy (CV-41-42)
2,502 Navy (CV-43)
1,860 Air Wing(CV-41-42)
2,220 Air Wing (CV-43)
72 Marines

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