|Armament||8 5"/38 DP guns (8x1). 16 1.1" AA guns (4x4). 24 .50 cal MG. 84 aircraft.|
|Max speed||29.5 knots knots|
|Engines||Geared turbines, 2 shafts|
|Notes on class||The Wasp class was a less capable cheaper and smaller version of the Yorktown class. Only one ship was built.
Wasp's anti-aircraft armament was increased before her loss.
US Navy ships of the Wasp class
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|USS Wasp (CV 7)||Lost on 15 Sep 1942|
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Tin Can Sailor
Calhoun, C. Raymond
Books dealing with this subject include:
Tin Can Sailor, Calhoun, C. Raymond, 1993