Allied Warships

Aircraft Carriers

Wasp class

1 ship

The aircraft carrier USS Wasp (CV 7) of the US Navy. She was lost on 15 Sep 1942.

Technical information

TypeAircraft Carrier
Displacement14700 BRT 
Length741 feet 
Complement1889 men 
Armament8 5"/38 DP guns (8x1).
16 1.1" AA guns (4x4).
24 .50 cal MG.
84 aircraft. 
Max speed29.5 knots knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 2 shafts 
Power75000 SHP 
Notes on classThe 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 US Navy ships of the Wasp class

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USS Wasp (CV 7) Lost on 15 Sep 1942

1 Aircraft Carrier of the Wasp class. 1 of them was lost.

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Tin Can Sailor

Calhoun, C. Raymond

Books dealing with this subject include:

Tin Can Sailor, Calhoun, C. Raymond, 1993

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