TL-191: Yankee Joe - Uniforms, Weapons, and Vehicles of the U.S. Armed Forces

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Wright class Light Aircraft Carrier (1942-1944)

Specifications (As originally completed)
Weight: 14,751 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x General Electric geared steam turbines
Range: 13,000 nautical miles
Sensors: SK and SC early warning radars
Speed: 31.6 knots
Armor:
  • Belt: 16mm
  • Deck: 51mm
  • Bulkheads: 127mm
Armament:
  • 16 x 40mm AA guns (8x4)
  • 8 x 28mm AA guns (2x4)
  • 22 x 20mm AA guns
Aviation Capacity:
  • 20 F3A Katzenjammer Fighters
  • 8 SBD Dauntless Scout Bombers
  • 9 TBF Avenger Torpedo Bombers
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
USS Wright (CVL-13)
- ex Amsterdam
New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyMay 1, 1940August 22, 1941March 1, 1942August 8, 1945Scuttled off California, 1949.
USS Princeton (CVL-14)
- ex Green Bay
Todd Dry Dock & Construction Co, Tacoma, WashingtonJune 2, 1940October 18, 1941February 25, 1942Sunk during the Battle of the Charlotte Islands, September 1942.
USS Roanoke (CVL-15)
- ex Akron
Todd Dry Dock & Construction Co, Tacoma, WashingtonAugust 8, 1940December 6, 1941March 31, 1942September 30, 1945Scrapped in 1964.
USS Lake Erie (CVL-16)
- ex Dayton
New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyDecember 17, 1940January 17, 1942May 28, 1942September 2, 1945To Alaska as HIANS Pallada, September 1952.
USS Independence (CVL-17)
- ex Wilkes-Barre
New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyDecember 29, 1940February 28, 1942June 17, 1942Sunk during the Second Battle of Bermuda, April 1943.
USS Saint Laurence (CVL-18)
- ex Springfield
New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyFebruary 28, 1941October 24, 1942March 10, 1943September 1, 1945To Australia as HMAS Perth, August 1954.
USS Bonhomme Richard (CVL-19)
- ex Cabot, Rockford
Todd Dry Dock & Construction Co, Tacoma, WashingtonMarch 13, 1942April 4, 1943August 24, 1943December 10, 1968Aviation Transport, May 1959. BU 1969.
USS San Jacinto (CVL-20)
- ex Kalamazoo
Todd Dry Dock & Construction Co, Tacoma, WashingtonAugust 31, 1942August 1, 1943November 11, 1943January 21, 1952To Australia as HMAS Melbourne, August 1954.
USS Shiloh (CVL-21)
- ex Cincinnati
New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyOctober 26, 1942September 26, 1943January 9, 1944December 5, 1968Aviation Transport, June 1959. BU 1973.

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Nassau class Light Aircraft Carrier (1944-1945)

Specifications (As originally completed)
Weight: 18,751 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x General Electric geared steam turbines
Range: 13,000 nautical miles
Sensors: SP, SK-2, and SG early warning radars, TDY electronic warfare countermeasure
Speed: 33 knots
Armor:
  • Belt: 102mm
  • Deck: 64mm
  • Bulkheads: 102mm
Armament:
  • 40 x 40mm AA guns (10x4) and (5x4)
  • 32 x 20mm AA guns (16x2)
Aviation Capacity:
  • 36 F4U Corsair and F7A Bearcat Fighters
  • 12 TBF Avenger Torpedo Bombers
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
USS Nassau (CVL-32)New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyJuly 8, 1942August 8, 1943July 14, 1944August 8, 1975Communications Relay Ship, August 1961. Scrapped, September 1978.
USS Oriskany (CVL-33)Todd Dry Dock & Construction Co, Tacoma, WashingtonSeptember 7, 1942September 12, 1943February 9, 1945July 1971Aircraft Ferry, August 1959. Sunk as a target, June 1974.
USS Bermuda (CVL-34)New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseySeptember 29, 1942October 26, 1943March 1, 1945October 1960Cannibalized for parts, May 1964.
USS Queen Charlotte Islands (CVL-35)
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ex Port Royal
New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyAugust 21, 1942September 1, 1943August 2, 1944May 1976Command Ship, March 1961. Scrapped, December 1977.
CVL-36 - 41Order Cancelled, August 1944.
 
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Wright class Light Aircraft Carrier (1942-1944)

Specifications (As originally completed)
Weight: 14,751 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x General Electric geared steam turbines
Range: 13,000 nautical miles
Sensors: SK and SC early warning radars
Speed: 31.6 knots
Armor:
  • Belt: 16mm
  • Deck: 51mm
  • Bulkheads: 127mm
Armament:
  • 16 x 40mm AA guns (8x4)
  • 8 x 28mm AA guns (2x4)
  • 22 x 20mm AA guns
Aviation Capacity:
  • 20 F3A Katzenjammer Fighters
  • 8 SBD Dauntless Scout Bombers
  • 9 TBF Avenger Torpedo Bombers
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
USS Wright (CVL-13)
- ex Amsterdam
New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyMay 1, 1940August 22, 1941March 1, 1942August 8, 1945Scuttled off California, 1949.
USS Princeton (CVL-14)
- ex Green Bay
Todd Dry Dock & Construction Co, Tacoma, WashingtonJune 2, 1940October 18, 1941February 25, 1942Sunk during the Battle of the Charlotte Islands, September 1942.
USS Roanoke (CVL-15)
- ex Akron
Todd Dry Dock & Construction Co, Tacoma, WashingtonAugust 8, 1940December 6, 1941March 31, 1942September 30, 1945Scrapped in 1964.
USS Lake Erie (CVL-16)
- ex Dayton
New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyDecember 17, 1940January 17, 1942May 28, 1942September 2, 1945To Alaska as HIANS Pallada, September 1952.
USS Independence (CVL-17)
- ex Wilkes-Barre
New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyDecember 29, 1940February 28, 1942June 17, 1942Sunk during the Second Battle of Bermuda, April 1942.
USS Saint Laurence (CVL-18)
- ex Springfield
New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyFebruary 28, 1941October 24, 1942March 10, 1942September 1, 1945To Australia as HMAS Perth, August 1954.
USS Bonhomme Richard (CVL-19)
- ex Cabot, Rockford
Todd Dry Dock & Construction Co, Tacoma, WashingtonMarch 13, 1942April 4, 1943August 24, 1943December 10, 1968Aviation Transport, May 1959. BU 1969.
USS San Jacinto (CVL-20)
- ex Kalamazoo
Todd Dry Dock & Construction Co, Tacoma, WashingtonAugust 31, 1942August 1, 1943November 11, 1943January 21, 1952To Australia as HMAS Melbourne, August 1954.
USS Shiloh (CVL-21)
- ex Cincinnati
New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyOctober 26, 1942September 26, 1943January 9, 1944December 5, 1968Aviation Transport, June 1959. BU 1973.

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Nassau class Light Aircraft Carrier (1944-1945)

Specifications (As originally completed)
Weight: 18,751 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x General Electric geared steam turbines
Range: 13,000 nautical miles
Sensors: SP, SK-2, and SG early warning radars, TDY electronic warfare countermeasure
Speed: 33 knots
Armor:
  • Belt: 102mm
  • Deck: 64mm
  • Bulkheads: 102mm
Armament:
  • 40 x 40mm AA guns (10x4) and (5x4)
  • 32 x 20mm AA guns (16x2)
Aviation Capacity:
  • 36 F4U Corsair and F7A Bearcat Fighters
  • 12 TBF Avenger Torpedo Bombers
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
USS Nassau (CVL-32)New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyJuly 8, 1942August 8, 1943July 14, 1944August 8, 1975Communications Relay Ship, August 1961. Scrapped, September 1978.
USS Oriskany (CVL-33)Todd Dry Dock & Construction Co, Tacoma, WashingtonSeptember 7, 1942September 12, 1943February 9, 1945July 1971Aircraft Ferry, August 1959. Sunk as a target, June 1974.
USS Bermuda (CVL-34)New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseySeptember 29, 1942October 26, 1943March 1, 1945October 1960Cannibalized for parts, May 1964.
USS Queen Charlotte Islands (CVL-35)New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyAugust 21, 1942September 1, 1943August 2, 1944May 1976Command Ship, March 1961. Scrapped, December 1977.
CVL-36 - 41Order Cancelled, August 1944.
Woohoo! I like these. I also like the names you gave some of them as well.
 
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