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INDEPENDENCE (CV 62)
(ex - CVA 62)
MULTI-PURPOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIER
VESSEL STATUS
Class: CV 59 UIC: 03362
Status: Stricken, to be disposed of Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 03/08/2004 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth: NAVSEA Inactive Ships On-site Maintenance Office, Bremerton, WA
Force:
Builder: Naval Shipyard New York
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 07/02/1954 Commission Date: 01/10/1959
Keel Date: 07/01/1955 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 06/06/1958 Decommission Date: 09/30/1998
Age (since Launch) 59.3 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
39.0
Delivery Date: 04/01/1959 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) 58.5 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 03/08/2004
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 1070 ft Waterline Length: 990 ft
Extreme Beam: 263 ft Waterline Beam: 130 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 37 ft Draft Limit: 38 ft
Light Displacement: 60059 tons Full Displacement: 80678 tons
Dead Weight: 20619 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 4
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbines
Accommodations: Officers: 508
Enlisted: 4626
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: NAVSEA INACTIVE SHIPS ON-SITE MAINTENANCE OFFICE, BREMERTON, WA
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: Dismantling contract awarded to International Shipbreaking Limited in Brownsville TX on 8/25/2016.
Last Updated: 09/27/2016
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