U. S. COMMISSIONED AIRCRAFT CARRIERS PHOTOS (CV-1 to CVN-78)

Part II to IV - CV-20 to CV-40

 USS CORAL SEA (CV 43)

Operations Evening Light and Eagle Claw, A Sailors tale of his Tour of duty in the U.S. Navy (August 1977 to February 1983)

 

A Sailors tale of his Tour of duty in the U.S. Navy - Operation Evening Light And Eagle Claw -

 

Book - ISBN NO.

978-1-4276-0454-5

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978-1-329-15473-5

 

Operations Evening Light and Eagle Claw (24 April 1980) Iran and Air Arm History (1941 to Present)

 

Operations Evening Light and Eagle Claw (24 April 1980) Iran and Air Arm History (1941 to Present)

 

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USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA  Vol. I (10 July 1944 to 31 December 1975)

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA Vol. I (10 July 1944 to 31 December 1975) -

 

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USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. II (1 January 1976 to 25 August 1981)

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. II (1 January 1976 to 25 August 1981) -

 

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USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. III (20 August 1981 to 26 April 1990)

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. III (20 August 1981 to 26 April 1990) -

 

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U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER SHIP HISTORY (1920 to 2016)

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT

CARRIER SHIP

HISTORY (1920 to 2016)

 

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U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS REDESIGNATED AND OR RECLASSIFIED (1953 to 2016)

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT

CARRIERS

REDESIGNATED

AND OR

RECLASSIFIED

(1953 to 2016)

 

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U. S. COMMISSIONED AIRCRAFT CARRIERS PHOTOS (CV-1 to CVN-78)

 

(1920 to Present)

Part I to IV - CV-1 to CV/CVA/CV-19

Part III to IV - CV-20 to CV-40

Part II to IV - CVB/CVA/CV-41 to CVN-69

Part IV of IV - CVN-70 to CVN-78

 

USS Bennington (CV-20)

 

 

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“The Bennington (CVS-20), former CVA-20), CV-20, the 20th aircraft carrier of the United States Navy by Hull No. and in order of commission, the 28th, commissioning on 6 August 1944, with Captain J. B. Sykes in command; launched on 28 February 1944 by New York Navy Yard, sponsored by Mrs. Melvin J. Maas, wife of Congressman Maas of Minnesota; keel was laid down in December 1942 by New York Navy Yard as an Essex-class aircraft carrier” (Ref. 1-Bennington & 72).

 

USS Boxer (CV-21)
F4U - Korea 1951

 

 

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“The fifth Boxer (LPH-4), former CVS-21, CVA-21 & CV-21, the 21st aircraft carrier of the United States Navy by Hull No. and in order of commission, the 33rd, commissioning on 16 April 1945, with Captain D. F. Smith in command; launched on 14 December 1944 by Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. Newport News, Virginia, sponsored by Ruth D. Overton (daughter of John H. Overton, Senator from Louisiana); keel was laid in September 1943 at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. Newport News, Virginia and was a United States Navy Ticonderoga-class aircraft carrier” (Ref. 1-Boxer & 72).

 

USS Independence (CVL-22)
July 1943

 

 

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“The fourth Independence (CVL-22), former CV-22 & light cruiser Amsterdam, CL-59, the 22nd aircraft carrier of the United States Navy by Hull No., Reclassified CVL-22 on 15 July 1943 and in order of commission, the 10th, commissioning on 14 January 1943, with Captain G. R. Fairlamb, Jr., in command; launched on 22 August 1942 by New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey, sponsored by Mrs. Rawleigh Warner; keel was laid down in 1941 by New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey as a light aircraft carrier, lead ship of her class converted from cruiser hulls, originally light cruiser Amsterdam, CL-59” (Ref. 1-Independence & 72).

 

USS Princeton (CVL-23)
May 1943

 

 

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“The fourth Princeton (CV-23), former CV-23 & Tallahassee (CL-61), the 23rd aircraft carrier of the United States Navy by Hull No., redesignated to CVL-23 on 15 July 1943 (United States Navy light aircraft carrier) and in order of commission, the 12th, commissioning at Philadelphia on 25 February 1943, with Captain George R. Henderson in command; launched on 18 October 1942, sponsored by Margaret Dodds (wife of Princeton University president Harold Dodds); renamed Princeton on 31 March 1942; redesignated CV-23 on 16 February 1942; keel laid down as Tallahassee (CL-61) by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey, on 2 June 1941” (Ref. 1-Princeton & 72).

 

USS Belleau Wood (CVL-24)
December 1943

 

 

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“The Belleau Wood (CVL-24) former CV & New Haven (CL-76), the 24th aircraft carrier of the United States Navy by Hull No., reclassified CVL-24 on 15 July 1943 (United States Navy light aircraft carrier) and in order of commission, the 13th, commissioning on 31 March 1943, with Captain A. M. Pride in command; launched on 6 December 1942 by New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N. J.; sponsored by Mrs. Thomas Holcomb, wife of the Commandant of the Marine Corps; redesignated CV-24 & renamed Belleau Wood from New Haven (CL-76) on 16 February 1942; keel was laid down as New Haven (CL-76) at New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey on 11 August 1941” (Ref. 1-Belleau Wood & 72).

 

USS Cowpens (CVL-25)
July 1943

 

 

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“The Cowpens (AVT-1), former CVL-25 & CV-25, the 25th aircraft carrier of the United States Navy by Hull No., reclassified CVL-25 on 15 July 1943 (United States Navy light aircraft carrier) and in order of commission, the 16th, commissioning on 28 May 1943, with Captain R. P. McConnell in command; launched on 17 January 1943 by New York Shipbuilding Corp., New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey , N.J., sponsored by Mrs. M. H. Spruance; daughter of Vice Admiral W. F. Halsey; keel was laid down by New York Shipbuilding Corp., New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey , N.J. on 17 November 1941” (Ref. 1-Cowpens & 72).

 

USS Monterey (CVL-26)
January 1953

 

 

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“The Monterey (CV-26), former Dayton (CL-78), the 26th aircraft carrier of the United States Navy by Hull No., reclassified CVL-26 on 15 July 1943, an Independence-class light aircraft carrier and in order of commission, the 17th, commissioning on 17 June 1943, with Captain Lestor T. Hundt in command; launched on 28 February 1943, sponsored by Mrs. P.N.L. Bellinger; redesignated CV-26 on 27 March 1942 and renamed Monterey four days later; keel was originally laid down as light cruiser Dayton (CL-78) on 29 December 1941 by New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New Jersey” (Ref.1-Monterey & 72).

 

USS Langley (CVL-27)
February 1944

 

 

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“The second Langley (CV-27), former Fargo (CL-85) & Crown Point (CV-27), the 27th aircraft carrier of the United States Navy by Hull No. and in order of commission, the 20th, commissioning on 31 August 1943, with Captain W. M. Dillon in command; reclassified CVL-27 on 15 July 1943 (United States Navy light aircraft carrier); launched at New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey on 22 May 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Harry L. Hopkins, wife of the Special Assistant to President Roosevelt; originally named Fargo (CL-85), was renamed Langley on 13 November 1942; her keel was laid down as Crown Point (CV-27) by New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey on 11 April 1942; originally ordered as the light cruiser; but by the time her keel was laid in April 1942, she had been redesigned as an aircraft carrier, using the original cruiser hull and machinery; an 11,000-ton Independence class aircraft carrier” (Ref. 1-Langley & 72).

 

USS Cabot (CVL-28)
c1943

 

 

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USS Cabot (CVL-28)
July 1945

 

 

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“The second Cabot (CVL-28), former CV-28 &Wilmington (CL-79), the 28th aircraft carrier of the United States Navy by Hull No., an Independence-class light aircraft carrier and in order of commission, the 18th, commissioning on 24 July 1943, Captain M. F. Shoeffel in command; reclassified CVL-28 on 15 July 1943; launched on 4 April 1943 by New York Shipbuilding Co., Camden, N.J.; sponsored by Mrs. A. C. Read; renamed Cabot from Wilmington (CL-79) on 23 June 1942, converted while building; redesignated CV-28 on 2 June 1942; keel was laid down as Wilmington (CL-79) at New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey on 16 March 1942” (Ref. 1-Cabot & 72).

 

USS Bataan (CVL-29)

 

 

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“The Bataan (CVL-29), former CV-29 & Buffalo (CL-99), the 29th aircraft carrier of the United States Navy by Hull No., an Independence-class light aircraft carrier and in order of commission, the 22nd, commissioning on 17 November 1943, with Captain V. H. Schaeffer in command; and reported to the Pacific Fleet; launched on 1 August 1943 by New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey; sponsored by Mrs. George D. Murray, wife of Rear Admiral Murray; reclassified CVL-29, on 15 July 1943; redesignated CV-29; keel was laid down as Buffalo (CL-99) and under construction as a CVL on 31 August 1942 at New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey; redesignated CV-29 and renamed Bataan on 2 June 1942; keel was laid down as Buffalo (CL-99) at New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey, contract awarded on 16 December 1940” (Ref. 1-Bataan).

 

USS San Jacinto (CVL-30)
January 1944

 

 

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“The second San Jacinto (CVL-30), former CV-30, Reprisal & light cruiser Newark (CL-100), the 30th aircraft carrier of the United States Navy by Hull No., an Independence-class light aircraft carrier and in order of commission, the 21st,  commissioning on 15 November 1943, Capt. Harold M. Martin, in command; launched on 26 September 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Jesse Jones; Reprisal was renamed San Jacinto on 30 January 1943, converted, while building, an Independence-class light aircraft carrier and reclassified as CVL-30; redesignated CV-30 on 2 June 1942; keel was laid down as the light cruiser Newark (CL-100), on 26 October 1942 by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey” (Ref. 1-San Jacinto & 72).

 

USS Bon Homme Richard (CV-31)

 

 

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USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31)

 

 

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“The second Bon Homme Richard (CV-31), former CVA-31 & CV-31, the 31st aircraft carrier of the United States Navy by Hull No. on 26 November 1944, with Captain A. O. Rule, Jr., in command; launched on 29 April 1944 by New York Navy Yard, sponsored by Mrs. J. S. McCain, wife of Vice Adm. McCain; keel was laid down in February 1943, at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, as a 27,100-ton Essex-class aircraft carrier built, the second United States Navy ship of that name, was named in honor of John Paul Jones' famous frigate, which he had named the French language equivalent of "Poor Richard," in honor of Benjamin Franklin's almanac of that name” (Ref. 1-Bon Homme & 72).

 

USS Leyte (CV-32)

 

 

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USS Leyte (CV-32)

 

 

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USS Leyte (CV-32) underway in Korean waters. The photo was taken on 15 November 1950, three days before Ensign F. C. Weber, flying an F9F-2 Panther from VF-31 assigned to Leyte, shot down a North Korean MiG-15 (photo # USN-421908).

 

“The third Leyte (CV-32), former Crown Point, the 32nd aircraft carrier of the United States Navy by Hull No. and in order of commission, the 40th, commissioning on 11 April 1946, with Captain Henry F. MacComsey in command; launched on 23 August 1945, sponsored by Mrs. James M. Mead; renamed the third Leyte on 8 May 1945; a United States Navy Ticonderoga-class aircraft carrier; a United States Navy Ticonderoga-class aircraft carrier; keel was laid down as Crown Point by Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Virginia, on 21 February 1944” (Ref. 1-Leyte & 72).

 

USS Kearsarge (CV-33)

 

 

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USS Kearsarge (CVA-33)
Korean War

 

 

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USS Kearsarge (CVA-33)
Korean War

 

 

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“The third Kearsarge (CVS-33), former CVA-33 & CV-33, the 33rd aircraft carrier of the United States Navy by Hull No. and in order of commission, the 39th, commissioning on 2 March 1946, with Captain Francis J. McKenna in command; launched on 5 May 1945 by the New York Naval Shipyard, New York, sponsored by Mrs. Aubrey W. Fitch; keel was laid in March 1944, as a United States Navy Ticonderoga-class aircraft carrier” (Ref. 1-Kearsarge & 72).

 

USS Oriskany (CV-34)

 

 

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USS Oriskany (CVA-34)
Rounds Cape Horn – 1952

 

 

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USS Oriskany (CVA-34)
Japan – 1952

 

 

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“The Oriskany  (CV-34) former CVA-34 & CV-34, the 34th aircraft carrier of the United States Navy by Hull No. and in order of commission, the 46th, commissioning in the New York Naval Shipyard on 25 September 1950, with Captain Percy H. Lyon in command, having remained in a state of preservation until after the outbreak of hostilities in Korea in June 1950, then was rushed to completion; construction was suspended 12 August 1947; launched on 13 October 1945, and sponsored by Mrs. Clarence Cannon; an attack aircraft carrier, keel was laid down on 1 May 1944 by the New York Naval Shipyard” (Ref. 1-Oriskany & 72).

 

USS Reprisal (CV-35)
Never Commissioned

 

USS Antietam (CVS-36)

 

 

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“The second Antietam (CVS-36), former CVA-36 & CV-36 (35th CC), the 36th aircraft carrier of the United States Navy by Hull No. and in order of commission, the 32nd, commissioning on 28 January 1945, with Captain James R. Tague in command; launched on 20 August 1944 sponsored by Mrs. Millard E. Tydings, the wife of Senator Tydings of Maryland; keel was laid down on 15 March 1943 by the Philadelphia Navy Yard” (Ref. 1-Antietam & 72).

 

USS Princeton (CV-37)
F9F jettison fuel – Korea

 

 

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USS Princeton (CV-37)

 

 

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USS Princeton (CV-37)
Korea 1953

 

 

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“The Princeton (CV-37), former Valley Forge, the 37th aircraft carrier of the United States Navy by Hull No. and in order of commission, the 37th, commissioning on 18 November 1945, with Captain John M. Hoskins in command and underwent shakedown off Cuba, with Air Group 81 embarked; launched on 8 July 1945, sponsored by Mrs. Harold Dodds; renamed Princeton on 21 November 1944; keel was laid down as Valley Forge at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on 14 September 1943, as a United States Navy Ticonderoga-class aircraft carrier” (Ref. 1-Princeton).

 

USS Shangri-La (CVA-38)

 

 

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USS Shangri-La (CV-38)

 

 

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“The Shangri-la (CVS-38), former CVA-38 & CV-38 (37th CC), the 38th aircraft carrier of the United States Navy by Hull No. and in order of commission, the 29th, commissioning on 15 September 1944, with Captain James D. Barner in command; launched on 24 February 1944, sponsored by Josephine Doolittle (wife of Jimmy Doolittle); keel was laid down by the Norfolk Navy Yard, at Portsmouth, Virginia, on 15 January 1943 as an Ticonderoga-class aircraft carrier. The name, unique among US carriers, was a reference to the Hornet (CV-8), which had been lost; after the Doolittle Raid, launched from the Hornet, President Roosevelt answered a reporter's question by saying that the raid had come from "Shangri-La", the faraway land of the James Hilton novel Lost Horizon” (Ref. 1-Shangri-la & 72).

 

USS Lake Champlain (CVS-39)

 

 

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USS Lake Champlain (CVS-39)

 

 

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“The second Lake Champlain (CVS-39), former CVA-39 & CV-39 (38th CC), the 39th aircraft carrier of the United States Navy by Hull No. and in order of commission, the 34th, commissioning on 3 June 1945 and sponsored by Mrs. Warren Austin, wife of Senator Austin of Vermont the same day, with Captain Logan C. Ramsey in command; launched by float on 2 November 1944; sponsored on 3 June 1945 by Mrs. Warren Austin, wife of Senator Austin of Vermont; keel was laid down in dry-dock by the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth Va., on 15 March 1943” (Ref. 1-Lake Champlain & 72).

 

USS Tarawa (CV-40)

 

 

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“The Tarawa (CV-40), the 40th aircraft carrier of the United States Navy by Hull No. and in order of commission, the 38th, commissioning on 8 December 1945, with Captain Alvin Ingersoll Malstrom in command; launched on 12 May 1945, sponsored by Mrs. Julian C. Smith (the wife of Lieutenant General Julian C. Smith, USMC, who commanded the 2nd Marine Division at Tarawa); keel was laid down on 1 March 1944 at the Norfolk Navy Yard” (Ref. 1-Tarawa & 72).

 

U. S. COMMISSIONED AIRCRAFT CARRIERS PHOTOS (CV-1 to CVN-78)

 

(1920 to Present)

Part I to IV - CV-1 to CV/CVA/CV-19

Part III to IV - CV-20 to CV-40

Part II to IV - CVB/CVA/CV-41 to CVN-69

Part IV of IV - CVN-70 to CVN-78