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USS LEXINGTON (CC 1)

CLASS - LEXINGTON
Displacement 43,500 Tons, Dimensions, 874' (oa) x 105' 5" x 31' (max).
Armament 8 x 16"/50 16 x 6"/53 4 x 3"8 x 21" tt
Machinery, 180,000 SHP; G.E. Geared Turbines with Electric Drive, 4 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Crew 1500.
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid on 08 JAN 1921 by the Fore River Shipbuilding Co., Quincy, MA
Fate: Order converted to an Aircraft Carrier and reclassified as CV 1 01 on JUL 1922
due to the signing of the
Washington Treaty for the Limitation of Naval Armaments of 1922 on 6 FEB 1922.

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Lexington 40k U.S. Battle Cruisers Nos. 1 - 6

Silhouette and table of principal characteristics for the definitive design of these ships, circa 1920.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 99411.
USNHC
Please see USS Lexington CV 2 for pictures of this ship after her conversion.

USS LEXINGTON (CC 1) History

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