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Notice the Sikorsky SH-3 helicopters parked alongside the con tower.

USS Kearsarge (CVS-33) underway in Hawaiian waters, 5 July 1966, with S-2 and E-1B airplanes and SH-3 helicopters on her flight deck. Photographed by Ph1(AC) R. Sheffield.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph (photo # KN-13416).

Displacement 27,100 Tons, Dimensions, 888' (oa) x 93' x 28' 7" (Max)
Armament 12 x 5"/38AA, 32 x 40mm, 46 x 20mm, 82 Aircraft.
Armor, 4" Belt, 2 1/2" Hanger deck, 1 1/2" Deck, 1 1/2" Conning Tower.
Machinery, 150,000 SHP; Westinghouse Geared Turbines, 4 screws
Speed, 33 Knots, Crew 3448.
Operational and Building Data

The third Kearsarge (CV-33) was launched 5 May 1945
by the New York Naval Shipyard, New York and commissioned 2 March 1946.

March 1967, steaming off the coast of Southern California.