Allied Warships

Aircraft Carriers

Midway class

3 ships


The aircraft carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB 42) of the US Navy.

Technical information

TypeAircraft Carrier
Displacement45000 BRT 
Length968 feet 
Complement4104 men 
Armament16 5"/54 DP guns (16x1).
84 40mm AA guns (21x4).
68 20mm AA guns.
137 aircraft 
Max speed33 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 4 shafts 
Power212000 SHP 
Notes on class 


All ships of the Midway class


US Navy US Navy (more on US Navy)

USS Coral Sea (ii) (CVB 43)
USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB 42)
USS Midway (ii) (CVB 41)


3 Aircraft Carriers of the Midway class.

See all Aircraft Carrier classes.



Ship that Held the Line, The

Rose, Lisle Abbott

Books dealing with this subject include:

Carrier Strike, Hammel, Eric M., 2000
Enterprise, Barrett Tillman, 2012
Pacific Crucible, Ian W. Toll, 2011
Return to Midway, Ballard, Robert D., 1999
The Ship that Held the Line, Rose, Lisle Abbott, 2002



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