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  • US Independence class

    Aircraft Carrier


        Derivatives / Succeeded by
    FR La Fayette class 1951


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    11000light (tn)
    15100full load (tn)
    190length (m)
    21.80beam (m)
    7.90draught (m)
    12500range (nm)
    31.50max speed (knots)


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        Typical Max
    ES Spanish Navy Sikorsky S-61 H-3 04
    ES Spanish Navy Sikorsky S-55 H-19 04
    ES Spanish Navy Bell AH-1G Cobra 04
    ES Spanish Navy Agusta AB204 04
    ES Spanish Navy Agusta AB212 04

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    US New York Shipbuilding - 3

    List of Ships

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    USUS NavyCVL-24USS Belleau WoodNFGN19431947
    La Fayette class FR French Navy R97 Bois Belleau 19531960
    USUS NavyCVL-27USS Langley19431951
    La Fayette class FR French Navy R96 La Fayette 19511963
    USUS NavyCVL-28USS CabotNFDY19431955
    ES Spanish Navy R-01 Dedalo 19671989

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    1941-aug-11Laid downUS CVL-24 USS Belleau Wood as Cleveland class cruiser, USS New Haven
    1942-marOrderedUS CVL-28 USS Cabot
    1942-mar-16Laid downUS CVL-28 USS Cabot
    1942-apr-11Laid downUS CVL-27 USS Langley Yard No 443
    1942-dec-6LaunchedUS CVL-24 USS Belleau Wood
    1943-mar-31CommissionedUS CVL-24 USS Belleau Wood
    1943-apr-4LaunchedUS CVL-28 USS Cabot
    1943-may-22LaunchedUS CVL-27 USS Langley
    1943-jul-24CommissionedUS CVL-28 USS Cabot
    1943-aug-31CommissionedUS CVL-27 USS Langley
    1947-jan-13DecommissionedUS CVL-24 USS Belleau Wood at Alameda NAS
    1951-mayUS CVL-27 USS Langley To France as La Fayette
    1955-jan-21DecommissionedUS CVL-28 USS Cabot
    1959-may-15US CVL-28 USS Cabot re-designated AVT-3 as an Aviation Transport
    1967CommissionedES R-01 Dedalo
    1967-aug-30Fate: transferedUS CVL-28 USS Cabot Loaned to Spanish Navy
    1969-octDeploymentES R-01 Dedalo Exercise Emanuel Faron IV, western Mediterranean, off Barcelona
    1972-nov-8ES R-01 Dedalo Sold to Spain after loan period
    1977-octDeploymentES R-01 Dedalo Exercise Sea Canaries, in eastern Atlantic, off Canary Islands
    1978-aug-9DeploymentES R-01 Dedalo anti-submarine exercises in western Mediterranean, off Cartagena, with SNS Baleares, SNS Extremadura, SNS Lepanto and SNS Roger de Lauria.
    1989StruckES R-01 Dedalo
    1989-augDecommissionedES R-01 Dedalo
    2002Fate: scrappedES R-01 Dedalo In the US after failed preservation attempt

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