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APNS Crimson Hammer

The American aircraft carrier APNS Crimson Hammer (CV-43), in 1986. Planes of Carrier Air Wing Thirteen (CVW-13) can be seen on deck.

The Freedom-class aircraft carrier was one of the longest-living carrier designs in history. First commissioned in late 1945, the lead ship of the class, APNS Freedom was not decommissioned until 1992. They were replaced by the Reprisal and Liberty-class aircraft carriers.
The Freedom-class is equivalent to the Midway-class of OTL.

SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Aircraft Carrier
  • Service Period: 1945-1992
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 972 feet (296.27 meters)
    • Beam (Overall): 136 feet (41.45 meters); 238 feet (72.54 meters) after modernization
    • Beam (Waterline): 113 feet (34.44 meters)
    • Draft: 34.5 feet (10.52 meters)
    • Displacement: 45,000 tons in 1945; 74,000 tons at decommissioning
  • Crew: 4,100
  • Propulsion: 12 boilers, geared steam turbines, 4 x shafts, 212,000 shp
  • Range:
  • Speed: 33 knots
  • Sensor Suite:
  • Armament:
    • 18 x 5"/54-caliber Mk.16 dual purpose naval guns
    • 84 x Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft guns
    • 68 x Oerlikon 20mm anti-aircraft cannons
  • Aircraft Carried: 130 in 1945; 66 in 1990.

Unit RunEdit

  • APNS Freedom (CV-41)
  • APNS Red March (CV-42)
  • APNS Crimson Hammer (CV-43)
  • APNS Admiral Lucas (CV-44)
  • APNS Unnamed (CV-56) - cancelled
  • APNS Unnamed (CV-57) - cancelled
American People's Navy ship classes of World War II
Aircraft Carriers Lexington · APNS Ranger · Yorktown · People's Republic · Freedom
Light Carriers Independence · Saipan
Battleships Wyoming · New York · Nevada · Pennsylvania · New Mexico · Tennessee · Colorado · North Carolina · South Dakota · Iowa · Union
Battlecruisers Alaska
Heavy Cruisers Pensacola · Northampton · Portland · New Orleans · APNS Wichita · Baltimore · Oregon City · Des Moines
Light Cruisers Omaha · Brooklyn · St. Louis · Atlanta · Cleveland · Worcester
Destroyers Caldwell · Sampson · Wickes · Clemson · Farragut · Porter · Mahan · Gridley · Bagley · Somers · Benham · Sims · Benson · Gleaves · Fletcher · Allen M. Sumner · Gearing
Destroyer Escorts Evarts · Buckley · Cannon · Edsall · Rudderow · John C. Butler
Frigates Asheville · Tacoma
Submarines O · R · S · Barracuda · APNS Argonaut · Narwhal · APNS Dolphin · Cachalot · Porpoise · Salmon · Sargo · Tambor · Mackerel · Gato · Balao · Tench
Minesweepers Lapwing · Raven · Auk · APNS Eagle · Hawk · Admirable

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