USS Lexington CV16/CVA16/CVS16/CVT16/AVT16 and CV2

​USS LEXINGTON CV 16 ASSOCIATION

USS Lexington (16) Specifications

Specifications (1941)
 

 

DISPLACEMENT
27,100 Tons Standard - 36,380 Tons Full Load

DIMENSIONS
820' X 93' X 28.5' (Full Load)

ARMOR
2.5" belt, hangar and protective decks; 4" bulkheads, 1.5" topside of pilothouse; 2.5" (top) Steering Gear

POWER PLANT
8 boilers 565 psi, 850 degrees F, 4 steam turbines 150,000 SHP

SPEED
32.7 knots

ENDURANCE
20,000 nautical miles at 15 knots

ARMAMENT
4 Twin and 4 Single 5:/38 gun mounts, 8 Quad 40mm/56-cal gun mounts, 46 Single 20mm/70 cal gun mounts

AIRCRAFT
96 (Air Group 16, February 1943)

CREW
2,600 Ship's Company + Air Wing




After 1955


DISPLACEMENT
30,580 Tons Standard; 43,060 Tons Full Load

SPEED
30.7 knots

AIRCRAFT
70 (CVA), 50 (CVS)

AVIATION FACILITIES
Elevators (2 deck-edge, 1 centerline), 2 steam catapults (C-11)

CREW
3,525 Ship's Company + Air Wing