|USS Lake Champlain CVS 39 at Halifax,Canada July 1961.Part of joint American/Canadian anti-submarine forces deployed in the North Atlantic during the Cold War.Shown here following exercises with RCN units off East Coast.
Essex Class CVS (Anti-submarine).Displacement 38,000 tons.
LOA 878 ft,beam 103 ft (hull),draught 31ft.
Machinery:Steam turbines 150,000 SHP=33 knots.
Crew:1,500 to 2,100.
Aircraft on fwrd flightdeck is Grumman S2F Tracker operated by USN and RCN (HMCS Bonaventure CVL22).Photo © Capnken 1961/2008.