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||4000 tons light
16,480 tons fully loaded
|Dimensions||478' by 63'6" by 26'3"
145.69m by 19.35m by 8.0m
|Maximum speed||17 knots|
4 3"/50 AA guns
||1-shaft geared tubine (8000 shp)
3 Babcock and Wilcox boilers
||At least 120 aircraft or 5 PT boats
The Kitty Hawks were former commercial railway car carriers that were modified to carry aircraft in place of railway cars. They had no capability of launching aircraft, but could transship their cargoes at sea, a very useful logistical capability.
These ships were also capable of carrying a number
of PT boats.
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