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  • US Essex (short hull) class

    Aircraft Carrier


        Derivatives / Succeeded by
    US Essex (long hull) class 1944


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    265length (m)
    45beam (m)
    8.50draught (m)
    33max speed (knots)
    12Naval Gun Mark 12 5/38 inch (127 mm)
    40Naval Gun single 40 mm


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    US Newport News Shipbuilding - 3

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    USUS NavyCV-9USS Essex919421969
    USUS NavyCVS-10USS YorktownNWKJ19431970
    USUS NavyCVS-12USS HornetNBGC - 1219431970
    USUS NavyCV-18Essex (long hull) class USS Wasp19431972
    CV-15Essex (long hull) class USS RandolphNWBD1944--
    USUS NavyCV-36Essex (long hull) class USS AntietamNHCY19451963
    USUS NavyCV-37Essex (long hull) class USS Princeton19451959
    LPH-5 USS Princeton 19591970
    USUS NavyCV-39Essex (long hull) class USS Lake ChamplainNTCR - 3919451966
    USUS NavyCVS-45Essex (long hull) class USS Valley Forge19461961
    LPH-8 USS Valley Forge 19611970

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    1940-febOrderedUS CV-9 USS Essex
    1941-aprLaid downUS CV-9 USS Essex
    1941-dec-1Laid downUS CVS-10 USS Yorktown as USS Bonhomme Richard
    1942-julLaunchedUS CV-9 USS Essex
    1942-aug-3Laid downUS CVS-12 USS Hornet as USS Kearsarge
    1942-decCommissionedUS CV-9 USS Essex
    1943-jan-21LaunchedUS CVS-10 USS Yorktown
    1943-apr-15CommissionedUS CVS-10 USS Yorktown
    1943-aug-30LaunchedUS CVS-12 USS Hornet as USS Hornet, CV-12 (to replace USS Hornet, CV-8) sunk in Oct 1942).
    1943-nov-29CommissionedUS CVS-12 USS Hornet
    1945-oct-20DeploymentUS CVS-10 USS Yorktown returned to NAS Alameda, after service in WWII
    1953US CVS-12 USS Hornet re-designated CVA-12
    1957-sep-1HomeportUS CVS-10 USS Yorktown designation changed from CVA-10 to CVS-10 and reassigned to Long Beach
    1958US CVS-12 USS Hornet re-designated CVS-12
    1958-jul-15DeploymentUS CV-9 USS Essex Operation Blue Bat part of US 6th Fleet, when tasked with support for Lebanese stability operations in Eastern Mediterranean. HUP-2 of a HU-2 (det 45) were embarked. Operations continued until 23 Aug.
    1961-nov-27AircraftUS CV-9 USS Essex during temporary embarkation, RN 819 Sq Wessex HAS.1 XM876/321 was lost, while operating from USS Essex deck, off Rockall Bank
    1968-dec-27DeploymentUS CVS-10 USS Yorktown involved in Apollo 8 recovery operations
    1969-junDecommissionedUS CV-9 USS Essex
    1970-jun-26DecommissionedUS CVS-12 USS Hornet
    1970-jun-27DecommissionedUS CVS-10 USS Yorktown at NS Norfolk
    1975Fate: museumUS CVS-10 USS Yorktown to Patriots Point, Charleston, SC
    1998-oct-17Fate: museumUS CVS-12 USS Hornet at Alameda, CA

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