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HORNET (CVS 12)
(ex - KEARSARGE (CV 12), CVA 12)
ASW SUPPORT AIRCRAFT CARRIER
VESSEL STATUS
Class: CVS 10 UIC: 03314
Status: Donated as a Museum and Memorial Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 05/26/1998 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 09/09/1940 Commission Date: 11/29/1943
Keel Date: 08/03/1942 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 08/30/1943 Decommission Date: 06/26/1970
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 54.8 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
27.0
Delivery Date: 11/29/1943 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 54.5 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 07/25/1989
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 899 ft Waterline Length: 820 ft
Extreme Beam: 192 ft Waterline Beam: 101 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 31 ft Draft Limit: 31 ft
Light Displacement: 28200 tons Full Displacement: 40600 tons
Dead Weight: 12400 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 4
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbines
Accommodations: Officers: 364
Enlisted: 2818
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: SCHOOLS, ORGANIZATIONS AND PRIVATE ENTERPRISES
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: HORNET IS LOCATED THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER HORNET MUSEUM, PIER 3, ALAMEDA POINT, ALAMEDA, CA. SHE IS LISTED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES, REF. NO. 91002065 AND DESIGNATED A NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK ON 12/4/1991.
Last Updated: 06/11/2002
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