|Photographer:||K. Watson [View profile]||Title:||USS Lake Champlain CVS39||Added:||Feb 29, 2008|
|USS Lake Champlain CVS39 alongside Ocean Terminals,Halifax,N.S. July 1961.
Built by Norfolk Navy Yard,Norfolk,Va.
Part of 24 ship Essex Class fleet carriers ordered 1940 under war emergency program.
Lake Champlain was last straight deck/fixed wing carrier operated by USN.
Displacement:38,000 tons full load.
Aircraft: 50 + (S2F Tracker and Helicopters in A/S role)
Crew:1,300 to 2,100
Photo © Capnken 1961/2008.