USS Wasp and Destroyer USS O’Brien DD-415 Hit by Japanese Torpedoes 15 September 1942

USS Wasp and Destroyer USS O’Brien DD-415 Hit by Japanese Torpedoes 15 September 1942

USS Wasp CV-7 and Destroyer USS O’Brien DD-415 Hit by Japanese Torpedoes 15 September 1942

Ship name: USS Wasp
Ship type: aircraft carrier
Ship class: Wasp
Hull number: CV-7
Builder: Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Fore River Shipyard, Quincy Massachusetts
Launched: 4 April 1939
Commissioned: 25 April 1940
Complement: 1800 – 2167 (war)
Displacement: 19423 tonnes (full)
Aircraft carried: 75 – 100
Main Armament: 8 x 127 mm (5″)
Armour: 89 mm (3.5″) in side
Lenght: 225,93 m
Beam: 33,00 m
Draught: 6,10 m
Range: 12000 nmi (22000 km) at 15 knots
Speed: 29,5 knots
Machinery output: 70000 shp (52000 kW)
Fate: sunk by IJN submarine I-19, 15 September 1942


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