Stormy

USS Yorktown CV-10 in 1952 or 1953

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were you on that ship, Stormy ?   It's big, would be great for deep sea fishing !

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lol, hard to believe it is that old, yet modern looking at the same time. 

I wonder what percentage of the ship is submerged.

 

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Koach based on this photo of the USS Ford I would say close to a full third of the ships total height from flight deck to keel.

1280px-USS_Gerald_R._Ford_dry_dock_flooding,_20131011.JPG

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On 5/17/2017 at 10:58 PM, Nan said:

were you on that ship, Stormy ?   It's big, would be great for deep sea fishing !

NO, my uncle was on that ship at one point. the ones I was on were much larger. I've posted some specs below for comparison. Also I have the dates wrong, I was going by what someone else told me, that picture was after 1955, that's when the angled flight deck was added, sorry.

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 On 21 March 1955, she was placed in reserve while still in commission at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard where she was to receive extensive modifications—most significantly, an angled flight deck to increase her jet aircraft launching capability.

 

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Koach, here are some of the specs for the Ford.

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Class and type:Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier

Displacement:About 100,000 long tons (110,000 short tons; 100,000 tonnes) (full load)[6]

Length:1,106 ft (337 m)[7]

Beam:

134 ft (41 m) (waterline)

256 ft (78 m) (flight deck)

Height:nearly 250 ft (76 m)

Decks:25

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Gerald_R._Ford

 

 

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For Comparison, here are some specs from the USS America, my first carrier.

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Class and type:Kitty Hawk-class aircraft carrier

Displacement:61,174 long tons (62,156 t) (light), 83,573 long tons (84,914 t) (full load), 22,399 long tons (22,758 t) (dead)

Length:990 ft (300 m) (waterline), 1,048 ft (319 m) overall

Beam:248 ft (76 m) extreme, 129 ft (39 m) waterline

Draft:38 ft (12 m) (maximum), 37 ft (11 m) (limit)

This was a huge carrier in her day, but note the Displacement  variance between America and Ford.

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USS FDR, my second carrier.

Class and type:Midway-class aircraft carrier

Displacement:45,000 tons

Length:968 ft (295 m)

Beam:113 ft (34 m)

Draft:35 ft (11 m)

As time passes and Aircraft become larger and faster, carriers become longer, wider and heavier.

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