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ACV26 Sangamon

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I was think since CV rework \is still going on let's talk some new cv could come to the game so let's start with this one.

Let's stat with history, aircraft, Modernization, then Naval service.

Ship project history: These carriers were laid down as oil tankers of Т-3 type named Esso Trenton, Markay, Esso New Orleans and Seakay. Later they were purchased by Navy and commissioned as naval tankers AO28, 29, 31 and 33. Early 1942 the decision to rebuild them to convoy aircraft carriers was accepted, and on February, 14th they were re-classified to AVG (subsequently an index was replaced by CVE). Works were conducted from February till August, 1942. Sangamons were significantly larger than the ships converted from С-3 type vessels. Cargo tanks were extant: ship could carry 12876t of fuel, but in practice this possibility did not been used. By the end of war a part of cargo tanks began  be used to store ship fuel oil: that has raised the general fuel stowage to 4780t; the endurance has accordingly increased to 23900(15)nm.

In comparison with escort carriers rebuilt from dry cargo ships, Sangamon possessed better damage tolerance (for the account of better compartments arrangement), a huge endurance and, thanks to the bigger sizes of flight deck, could carry heavier aircrafts. However planed in 1942 conversion of the same type tankers to aircraft carriers had refused because of crisis of the tanker tonnage, preference was given to cheaper ships of Casablanca class in hulls cases of dry cargo carriers.

Aircraft: 11/1943: 12 F6F-3 fighters, 9 SBD-5, & 9 TBF-1

Modernization: To 1945, Sangamon, Suwanee, Chenango: + 2 x 4 - 40/56 Mk 1/2, 6 x 2 - 40/56 Mk 1/2, 9 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4

Naval service: Esso Trenton (Sangamon) and Seakay (Santee) were bought by USN 22/10/1940, Esso New Orleans (Chenango) 31/5/1941 and Markay (Suwanee) 26/6/1941. They were commissioned as fleet tankers in summer 1941.

Sangamon 4/5/1945 was badly damaged by hit of kamikaze and never repaired. Suwannee 25/10/1944 was damaged by hit of kamikaze, next day again received bomb hit, repaired till February, 1945; 24/5/1945 she was damaged by internal explosion and repaired about one month.

link: http://navypedia.org/ships/usa/us_cv_sangamon.htm

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Never mind. Give us a Bogue class CVE for the RN as a Premium ship with FAA Martlets and Swordfish as an air group. The RN has zero carriers in the game. Long past time for one.

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On ‎7‎/‎18‎/‎2018 at 11:08 AM, GrandAdmiral_2016 said:

Never mind. Give us a Bogue class CVE for the RN as a Premium ship with FAA Martlets and Swordfish as an air group. The RN has zero carriers in the game. Long past time for one.

not going to happen until CV rework is done we won't see that to happen until next year.

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