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BATAAN (AVT 4)
(ex - BUFFALO (CL 99), CV 29, CVL 29)
AUXILIARY AIRCRAFT LANDING TRAINING SHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: AVT 1 UIC: 03599
Status: Disposed of, by Navy Sale Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 06/19/1961 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: New York Shipbuilding Corp.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 12/16/1940 Commission Date: 11/17/1943
Keel Date: 08/31/1942 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 08/01/1943 Decommission Date: 04/09/1954
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 17.8 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
11.0
Delivery Date: 11/17/1943 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 17.6 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 09/01/1959
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 623 ft Waterline Length: 600 ft
Extreme Beam: 109 ft Waterline Beam: 71 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 26 ft Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: 11120 tons Full Displacement: 16260 tons
Dead Weight: 5140 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 4
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbines
Accommodations: Officers: 156
Enlisted: 1372
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian:
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments:
Last Updated: 06/09/2016
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