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LEXINGTON (AVT 16)
(ex - CABOT (CV 16), CVA 16, CVS 16, CVT 16)
AUXILIARY AIRCRAFT LANDING TRAINING SHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: AVT 16 UIC: 03318
Status: Donated as a Museum and Memorial Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 06/15/1992 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Bethlehem Steel Co., SB Div, Quincy Yard, Quincy, MA
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 09/09/1940 Commission Date: 02/17/1943
Keel Date: 07/15/1941 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 09/26/1942 Decommission Date: 11/08/1991
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 49.8 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
48.0
Delivery Date: 02/17/1943 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 49.3 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 11/08/1991
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 910 ft Waterline Length: 820 ft
Extreme Beam: 192 ft Waterline Beam: 103 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 31 ft Draft Limit: 30 ft
Light Displacement: 29783 tons Full Displacement: 42113 tons
Dead Weight: 12330 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 4
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbine
Accommodations: Officers: 378
Enlisted: 2412
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: SCHOOLS, ORGANIZATIONS AND PRIVATE ENTERPRISES
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: LEXINGTON IS LOCATED AT THE USS LEXINGTON MUSEUM ON THE BAY, 2914 NORTH SHORELINE BOULEVARD, CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
Last Updated: 06/11/2002
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