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USS Reprisal (CV-35)

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USS Reprisal (CV-35)

Reprisal construction
CV-35 Reprisal after construction suspended
History
United States
Name: Reprisal
Ordered: 7 August 1942
Builder: New York Naval Shipyard
Laid down: 1 July 1944
Launched: 14 May 1945
Fate: Sold for scrap 2 August 1949 to Boston Metals company
General characteristics
Class & type: Essex-class aircraft carrier
Displacement:
  • As built:
  • 27,100 tons standard
  • 36,380 tons full load
Length:
  • As built:
  • 820 feet (250 m) waterline
  • 872 feet (266 m) overall
Beam:
  • As built:
  • 93 feet (28 m) waterline
  • 147 feet 6 inches (45 m) overall
Draft:
  • As built:
  • 28 feet 5 inches (8.66 m) light
  • 34 feet 2 inches (10.41 m) full load
Propulsion:
  • As designed:
  • 8 × boilers 565 psi (3,900 kPa) 850 °F (450 °C)
  • 4 × Westinghouse geared steam turbines
  • 4 × shafts
  • 150,000 shp (110 MW)
Speed: 33 knots (61 km/h)
Range: 20,000 nautical miles (37,000 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)
Complement:
  • As built:
  • 2,600 officers and enlisted
Armament:
  • As built:
  • 4 × twin 5 inch (127 mm) 38 caliber guns
  • 4 × single 5 inch (127 mm) 38 caliber guns
  • 8 × quadruple 40 mm 56 caliber guns
  • 46 × single 20 mm 78 caliber guns
Armor:
  • As built:
  • 2.5 to 4 inch (60 to 100 mm) belt
  • 1.5 inch (40 mm) hangar and protectice decks
  • 4 inch (100 mm) bulkheads
  • 1.5 inch (40 mm) STS top and sides of pilot house
  • 2.5 inch (60 mm) top of steering gear
Aircraft carried:
  • As built:
  • 90–100 aircraft
  • 1 × deck-edge elevator
  • 2 × centerline elevators

PCU Reprisal CV-35 was a member of the Essex-class aircraft carriers of World War II. Due to hostilities lessening in the Pacific Theatre and a multitude of other Essex carriers available, construction was cancelled on August 12, 1945 when she was about 52.3% completed. She was launched later that year to clear the slipway and perform bomb damage assessment. Plans were drawn up to complete her as an attack carrier but the plan was ultimately dropped and she was sold for scrap in 1949.[1]

References

  1. ^ "NavSource Online: Aircraft Carrier Photo Archive - REPRISAL (CV-35)". Navsource.org. Retrieved 2015-07-21. 
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