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Commissioning Plaque

USS Midway Commissioning Plaque

 

From my collection

USS Midway Commissioning Plaque

 

Courtesy of D. Koss

USS Midway Commissioning Plaque

 

Courtesy of

Roger Oxley

Commissioning Plaque Replica

 

Replica on Wood

From my collection

 

 

 

Plan Views Showing Different Configurations

USS Midway Line Drawing

USS Midway Line Drawing

USS Midway Line Drawing

USS Midway Line Drawing

1945

Commissioning

CVB-41

1945

Commissioning

CVB-41

1945

Commissioning

CVB-41

1945 ~ 1992

Three-Views

CVB/CVA/CV-41

USS Midway Line Drawing

USS Midway Line Drawing

CVB-41 Midway Blueprint

CVB-41

18" X 42" Blueprint

From my collection

1992

Decommissioning

CV-41

1992

Decommissioning

CV-41

 

 

 

~ At time of final decommissioning in 1992 ~

 

Keel laid

27 October 1943

Miles of copper conductor

3,000

Commissioning

10 September 1945

Miles of fire hose

4.5

Propulsion

Conventional

Population electrical power could serve

1 million

Horsepower

200,000 shaft +

Number of locomotives power equivalent to

140

Speed

30+ knots (35 MPH)

Homes fuel supply could heat in one year

3,000

Length overall

1001' 6"

Monthly business in ship's stores

$1,000,000

Extreme width

258'

Monthly payroll

$1,200,000

Displacement (full)

70,000 tons

Gallons of fresh water produced daily

240,000

Height (total)

222' 3"

Number of ship's stores

6

Area of flight deck

4.02 acres

Meals served daily

13,000

Number of propellers

4

Daily food requirements

Weight of propellers

22 tons each

Bread

1,000 loaves

Height of propellers

18'

Vegetables

5,000 lbs.

Number of catapults

2

Meat

4,500 lbs.

Aircraft elevators

3

Dry provisions

20,000 lbs.

Number of telephones

1,500+

Potatoes

3,000 lbs.

Total crew

4,500+

Ship's capacity for consumable goods

Number of boilers

12

Dry provisions

1,500,300 lbs.

Total aircraft

up to 80

Vegetables

205,000 lbs.

Total compartments

over 2,000

Meat

240,000 lbs.

Total electric motors

over 2,000

Dairy

66,300 lbs.

Miles of piping

about 200

 

 

 

Personnel Complement

As Designed

3,583

As Completed

4,120

After Modernization

Ship's Company

2,828

Air Wing

1,860

Marine Detachment

72

 

 

 

Ship's Weapon Systems 1945 ~ 1991

YEAR

NUMBER

SIZE & TYPE

1945

18

5" 54 caliber guns

84

40mm guns

28

20mm guns

1950

14

5" 54 caliber guns

40

3" 50 caliber guns

1957

10

5" 54 caliber guns

22

3" 50 caliber guns

1961

10

5" 54 caliber guns

1963

04

5" 54 caliber guns

1970

03

5" 54 caliber guns

1985 +

02

Mk-25 Sea Sparrow Launchers

02

Mk-15 Phalanx CIWS

 

 

 

REFERENCES:
Aircraft Carriers of the World, 1914 to the present; by Roger Chesneau
Combat Fleets of the World 1990-1991; by The U.S. Naval Institute

San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum
U.S. Aircraft Carriers, An illustrated Design History; by Norman Friedman

U.S. Navy

 

 

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