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WASP (CVS 18)
(ex - CVA 18)
ASW SUPPORT AIRCRAFT CARRIER
VESSEL STATUS
Class: CVS 10 UIC: 03320
Status: Disposed of, by Navy Sale Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 05/21/1973 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Bethlehem Steel Co., Shipbuilding Div.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 09/09/1940 Commission Date: 11/24/1943
Keel Date: 03/18/1942 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 08/17/1943 Decommission Date: 07/01/1972
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 29.8 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
29.0
Delivery Date: 11/24/1943 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 29.5 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 07/01/1972
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 899 ft Waterline Length: 820 ft
Extreme Beam: 172 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: 361
Enlisted: 2815
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: SCHOOLS, ORGANIZATIONS AND PRIVATE ENTERPRISES
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments:
Last Updated: 01/02/2002
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