• Helicopter books
  • Books
  • Helicopter patches
  • Patches
  • Urban air mobility
  • TH-73
  • HH-60W
  • MH-139
  • Marine One
  • Model kits
  • Model Kits

  • CV-15 USS Randolph




    1944 to present    


    Data

    Login to Edit

    Flight Deck:
    Call Sign: NWBD


    Events

    Help Us

    Add new event for this unit
    Year:
    Month: <- (1/12) Optional
    Day: <- (1/31) Optional
    Text:
       
    Add Event

    History of CV-15 USS Randolph

    1943-may-10Laid down
    1944-jun-28Launched
    1944-oct-9Commissioned
    1955-jun-18RefitUSNS Norfolk Angled deck conversion, until Jan 1956
    1956-octDeploymentUS 6th Fleet, operating in Eastern Mediterranean while evacuating US citizens from Alexandria and shadowing the British and French Musketeer operations
    1961-jul-21Deploymentrecovery ship for Mercury 4 spaceflight Liberty Bell 7, in Carribean.
    1962-feb-20Deploymentprimary recovery ship for Mercury 6 spaceflight Friendship 7
    1969-feb-13DecommissionedUSBoston Navy Yard at Boston Navy Yard
    1973-jun-15Struck
    1975-mayFate: scrappedsold for scrapping, in New Jersey

    Specifications

       

        from Essex (long hull) class
    38000full load (tn)
    270length (m)
    28beam (m)
    9.50draught (m)
    33max speed (knots)



    Builder

       

    US Newport News Shipbuilding,



    share     facebook     twitter     linkedin