|Armament||8 5"/38 DP guns (8x1). 16 1.1 inch AA (4x4). 24 .50 cal MG. 90 aircraft.|
|Max speed||32.5 knots|
|Engines||Geared turbines, 4 shafts.|
|Notes on class||One of the main reasons for the defeat of the IJN in the Pacific were the 3 ships of this class. They were there at the right time with the resources so desperately needed.
In 1943 Enterprise was refitted and her size grew to 32,000 tons. Her anti-aircraft armament was increased several times during the war.
All ships of the Yorktown class
|USS Enterprise (CV 6)|
|USS Hornet (i) (CV 8)||Lost on 27 Oct 1942|
|USS Yorktown (i) (CV 5)||Lost on 7 Jun 1942|
See all Aircraft carrier classes.
Books dealing with this subject include:
Return to Midway, Ballard, Robert D., 1999