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           Keel Laid: September 7, 1944
           Launched: November 18, 1944
           Commissioned: November 3, 1946
           Decommissioned: January 16, 1970

           Builder: Philadelphia Naval Shipyard,  Philadelphia, PA.
           Propulsion system: 8 boilers; 4 Westinghouse geared 
            steam turbines; 150,000 shp 
           Length, overall: 888 feet 
           Flight Deck Width:  150 feet
           Beam: 93 feet 
           Draft: 28 feet 7 inches 
           Displacement: approx. 36380 tons 
           Speed: 32.7 knots
           Planes: approx. 80 
           Crew: 3448 
           Armament: 12 5-inch guns, 72 40mm guns