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CJ McLellan Eulogy
CV-7 History
The Ship, Crew, and Aircraft Photo Album
Capt Shermans After Action Report of Wasps Sinking
In Their Own Words
Dads Navy Pictures
Annual Reunion Minutes
Tributes from Relatives and Friends
Contact Web Master

Characteristics
Type: light fleet aircraft carrier
Displacement: 19,116 Tons (full load)
Dimensions: 688 x 80.75 x 20 feet
Extreme Dimensions: 741.25 x 80.75 x 20 feet
Propulsion: Steam turbines, 2 shafts, 75,000 shp, 29.5 knots
Crew: 1,800
Armor: None
Armament: 8 single 5/38 DP, 16 1.1 inch AA, 24 .50 cal AA
Aircraft: 84 initially
Concept/Program: Small carrier meant to use up the remaining carrier tonnage allowed under Treaty restrictions. Replaced Langley in the carrier force.
Design: Based on a scaled-down Yorktown. Not a satisfactory design; had even less underwater protection than the Yorktown class.
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In Memoriam...
Charles J McLellan, VF-71
27 January 1924 -  30 November 2005
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Noteworthy Items

   CV7 was first carrier built with asymmetrical hull to counter balance the weight of the island
   Made two trips to Malta delivering Royal Air Force Spitfire Mk V fighters to fend off marauding Luftwaffe bombers and fighters
   First US carrier to launch US Army aircraft...Curtiss P-40 War hawks
   Did not have an armor belt built into hull (to resist torpedo damage) due to remaining weight limitations imposed by treaty when Wasp was built
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Welcome to the web port of the USS Wasp CV-7

This port is dedicated to the memories of the ship and crew

Recognized as the official web page of the
USS Wasp, CV-7, Stinger Club Inc

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THIS is the FIRST web port dedicated to CV-7.  

I have added a page for the posting of tributes to Wasp crewmembers.  If you have any words of thanks or just want to relate a story or two from a crewmember you know, please send them to my email and I will post them on this page.

A eulogy for my dad has been added.  As a disclaimer on that page states, he was not politically correct, so the eulogy is not one you are probably accustomed to.

Now, browse the links at top left for Wasp history and pictures!

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