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APNS Yorktown (CVN-65), APNS Long Beach (CGN-09) and APNS Bainbridge (DLGN-25) at sea on July 31st, 1967.

The Yorktown-class aircraft carriers are the first nuclear powered supercarriers of the American People's Navy. They were ordered in 1961 in response to the British Illustrious-class CVNs. The Yorktown-class entered service in 1966. The last member of the class, Ranger was decommissioned in March 2014 after a little over 44 years of service.
The Yorktown-class is comparable in size and capabilities to the nuclear powered version of the USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-67).

SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Nuclear powered supercarrier
  • Service Period: 1966-2014
  • Characteristics:
    • Length (Overall): 1,052 feet (320.65 meters)
    • Length (Waterline): 990 feet (301.75 meters)
    • Beam Extreme): 252 feet (76.81 meters)
    • Beam (Waterline): 130 feet (39.62 meters)
    • Height: 192 feet (58.52 meters)
    • Draft: 37 feet (11.28 meters)
    • Displacement: 63,155 tons (Light); 88,750 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 5,500
  • Propulsion: 4 x A3W nuclear reactors, 4 x shafts, 288,000 shp (216 MW)
  • Range: Unlimited
  • Speed: 34 knots (62.97 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • AN/SPS-48E 3D Air Search Radar
    • AN/SPS-49 2D Air Search Radar
    • AN/SPQ-9 Fire Control Radar
    • AN/SPN-41 Landing Aid Radar
    • AN/SPN-43C Air Traffic Control Radar
    • AN/SPN-46 Air Traffic Control Radar
  • Countermeasures:
    • AN/SLQ-25C Nixie
    • AN/SLQ-32(V)4 Electronic Warfare Suite
    • Mk.36 SBROC
  • Armament:
    • 4 x Mk.25 missile launchers (replaced by Mk.29 launchers)
    • 4 x 20mm Phalanx CIWS
  • Aircraft Carried: 90-100
  • Aviation Facilities: 4 x steam catapults

Unit RunEdit

  • APNS Yorktown (CVN-65)
  • APNS Intrepid (CVN-66)
  • APNS Ranger (CVN-67)
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