USS FORRESTAL (CVA 59)

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USS Forrestal (CV-59), formerly AVT-59 and CVA-59, was a supercarrier named after the first Secretary of Defense James Forrestal. Commissioned in 1955, she was the first completed supercarrier, and was the lead ship of her class. Unlike the successor Nimitz-class, the Forrestal and her class were conventionally powered. The other carriers of her class were the USS Saratoga, USS Ranger and USS Independence. She superseded the World War II Japanese carrier Shinano as the largest aircraft carrier ever built in terms of full load displacement and was the first to specifically support jet aircraft.

Class and type: Forrestal-class aircraft carrier
Displacement:
59,650 long tons (60,610 t) standard
81,101 long tons (82,402 t) full load
Length:
990 ft (300 m) at waterline
1,067 ft (325 m) overall
Beam:
129 ft 4 in (39.42 m) at waterline
238 ft (73 m) extreme width
Draft: 37 ft (11 m)
Propulsion:
Steam turbines, 4 shafts;
260,000 shaft horsepower (190 MW)
Speed: 33 knots (61 km/h)
Complement: 552 officers, 4,988 enlisted
Armament:
8 × 5″/54 Mk 42 guns (removed)
Mk 29 NATO Sea Sparrow,
Mk 15 Phalanx CIWS
Aircraft carried: approx. 85 aircraft (F-14, F-4, A-4, A-7, A-6, E-2,S-3B, EA-6B, C-2, SH-3, A-3B, KC-130 (test flight))

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