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  • CV-39 USS Lake Champlain

    US US Navy

    1945 to 1966    


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    Flight Deck: 39
    Call Sign: NTCR
    See Also: CG Ticonderoga VLS class CG-57


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    History of US CV-39 USS Lake Champlain

    1943-mar-15Laid downat Norfolk Naval Yard
    1944-nov-2Launchedfrom dry dock
    1957-augRefitconverted to anti-submarine carrier, as CVS-39
    1958-julDeploymentLBoff Lebanon 6th Fleet Operation Blue Bat part of US 6th Fleet, when tasked with support for Lebanese stability operations in Eastern Mediterranean. HUP-2 of HU-2 (det 34) and HSS-1 of HS-3 were embarked. Operations continued until 23 Aug.
    1958-sep-4HomeportQuonset Point, RI
    1961-may-5DeploymentProject Mercury recovered Mercury capsule Freedom 7 and with it Commander Alan Shepard after its first sub-orbital flight, by HSS-1N Seabat of HS-5.
    1965-jan-19DeploymentProject Gemini recovered unmanned Gemini test capsule after a sub-orbital flight, by an embarked SH-3.
    1965-aug-29DeploymentProject Gemini recovered Gemini 5 capsule and with it Charles Conrad and L Gordon Cooper, after its orbital flight, by embarked SH-3.
    1966-may-2Decommissionedat Philadelphia Naval Yard
    1972-apr-28Fate: scrappedsold for scrapping



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

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