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USS SARATOGA (CC 3)

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 25 SEP 1920 by the New York Shipbuilding Co., Camden, NJ
Fate: Order converted to an Aircraft Carrier and reclassified as (CV 3) on 01 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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Saratoga 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
Saratoga 180k

Keel laying, at the New York Shipbuilding Company shipyard, Camden, New Jersey, 25 September 1920. She was the yard's hull number 199. Note U.S. flag flying from the keel structure as it is lowered into place.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 43009.

USNHC
Saratoga
04030311
181k

A short article about the keel laying and construction of the Saratoga.

USNHC
Saratoga 186k

Under construction at the New York Shipbuilding Company shipyard, Camden, New Jersey, 25 September 1920, immediately after the keel was laid.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 43010.

USNHC
Saratoga
04030310
156k

Under construction at the New York Shipbuilding Company shipyard, Camden, New Jersey, date unknown.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 43010.

USNHC
Saratoga 203k

Under construction at the New York Shipbuilding Company shipyard, Camden, New Jersey, 30 September 1921. View looks aft from over the bow area.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives #19-N-11988.

National Archives
Saratoga 208k

Under construction at the New York Shipbuilding Company shipyard, Camden, New Jersey, 30 September 1921. View looks forward, showing third deck structure.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives #19-N-11987.

National Archives
Saratoga 169k

Under construction at the New York Shipbuilding Company shipyard, Camden, New Jersey, 30 September 1921. View shows the stern plates, seen from starboard, extending out over the Delaware River.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives #19-N-11989.

National Archives
Saratoga 161k

Under construction at the New York Shipbuilding Company shipyard, Camden, New Jersey, 28 February 1922. View was taken from the starboard side of the third deck, amidships, looking forward.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives #19-N-11982.

National Archives
Saratoga 186k

Incomplete hull, looking aft, at the New York Shipbuilding Company shipyard, Camden, New Jersey, 8 March 1922. Construction had been suspended, pending her conversion to an aircraft carrier. Note barbette structure resting on blocks on her deck.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives #19-N-11978.

National Archives
Saratoga 167k

Incomplete hull, looking aft from over # 3 barbette, at the New York Shipbuilding Company shipyard, Camden, New Jersey, 8 March 1922. Construction had been suspended, pending her conversion to an aircraft carrier. Note bulkhead and other uninstalled materials stowed on deck.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives #19-N-11978.

National Archives
Saratoga 179k

Incomplete hull, looking forward, at the New York Shipbuilding Company shipyard, Camden, New Jersey, 8 March 1922. Construction had been suspended, pending her conversion to an aircraft carrier. Note barbette structures resting on blocks on her deck.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives #19-N-11981.

National Archives
Please see USS Saratoga (CV 3) for pictures of this ship after her conversion.

USS SARATOGA (CC 3) History

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