Ship Name

Enterprise, USS (CV-6)

Type

Yorktown class carrier

Origins/Provenance

Newport News, Va.

Era

Maritime Nation To 1950 (1921-1950)

Year Launched

1939

Displacement (tons)

25000

Length (feet)

809

Beam (feet)

83

Draft (feet)

21

Primary Propulsion

Mechanical

Propulsion Specifications

geared turbines

Hull

steel

Armament

72 aircraft

Crew

2900

Top Speed (knots)

33

Historical Note

2nd Yorktown-class aircraft carrier. Fought at both Battles of Coral Sea and Midway, and later in island hopping operations to survive the war. Called "The Big E"

Record ID: 218