Long Island-class escort carrier

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USS Long Island (CVE-1)
USS Long Island (CVE-1) transporting a deck-load of aircraft.
Class overview
Name: Long Island-class escort carrier
Operators: United States United States Navy
Preceded by: N/A
Succeeded by: Bogue-class escort carrier
Completed: 2
Retired: 2
Scrapped: 2
General characteristics
Type: Escort carrier
Length: 404 ft 2.4 in (123.200 m) (length of flight deck)[1]
492 ft (150 m) (length overall)
Beam: 102 ft (31 m)
Draft: 25 ft 2 in (7.67 m)
Installed power: 8,500 hp (6,300 kW)[2]
Propulsion: 1 × diesel engine
1 × screw
Speed: 16.5 kn (19.0 mph; 30.6 km/h)
Range: 10,000 nmi (12,000 mi; 19,000 km) at 14 kn (16 mph; 26 km/h)[3]
Complement: 856[4]
Aircraft carried: Hangar Capacity: 16
Flight Deck Storage: 46
Aviation facilities: 1 × elevator

The Long Island-class escort carrier was a two-ship class, originally listed as "AVG" (Aircraft Escort Vessels). They were converted from merchant ships.

The first ship of the class—USS Long Island, originally AVG-1, later ACV-1 then CVE-1—was launched on 11 January 1940, and served in the United States Navy through World War II.

The second and last ship of the class—HMS Archer (D78)—was launched on 14 December 1939, and served in the Royal Navy through World War II. It is also listed in U.S. Navy records as BAVG-1; the "B" presumably stood for "British".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ford, Roger (2001) The Encyclopedia of Ships, pg. 392. Amber Books, London. ISBN 978-1-905704-43-9
  2. ^ Ford, Roger (2001) The Encyclopedia of Ships, pg. 392. Amber Books, London. ISBN 978-1-905704-43-9
  3. ^ Ford, Roger (2001) The Encyclopedia of Ships, pg. 392. Amber Books, London. ISBN 978-1-905704-43-9
  4. ^ Ford, Roger (2001) The Encyclopedia of Ships, pg. 392. Amber Books, London. ISBN 978-1-905704-43-9
  • The Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet, James C. Fahey, Associate, United States Naval Institute, Victory Edition, copyright 1945, published by Ships and Aircraft, 1265 Broadway, NY 1, NY.
  • Ford, Roger; Gibbons, Tony; Hewson, Rob; Jackson, Bob; Ross, David (2001). The Encyclopedia of Ships. London: Amber Books, Ltd. p. 392. ISBN 978-1-905704-43-9.