USS Hornet

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Seventh USS Hornet (CV-8)

Laid down: Sept 1939 Newport News, VA

Launched: December 1940

Commissioned: October 1941


Length: 809 ft

Beam: 83 ft

Flightdeck Width: 127 ft

Draft: 21 ft

Displacement: 20,000 tons

Propulsion: Geared Turbines, 4 shafts, 120,000 hp

Speed: 34 knots

Armament: 81 planes

Crew: 2072

With the USS Enterprise launched the Doolittle Raid in 1942. She went on to fight at the Battle of Midway and was sunk during the Battle of Santa Cruz on October 26 1942.