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  • CVS-45 USS Valley Forge

    US US Navy

    1961 to 1970 - LPH-8 USS Valley Forge    

    1946 to 1961    


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    See Also: CV Essex (long hull) class LPH-8
    CG Ticonderoga class CG-50


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    History of US CVS-45 USS Valley Forge

    1946-nov-3CommissionedPhiladelphia Naval Shipyard in Philadelphia, as CV-45
    1948-aug-14HomeportNaval Base San Diego transferred to NB San Diego
    1950-jun-29DeploymentRPSubic Bay Harbour rapidly stored and departed Subic Bay with CAG-5 embarked, to stand off N Korea to join Task Group 77.4 (with HMS Triumph), following invasion of S Korea
    1952-octredesignated CVA-45
    1953RefitNS Norfolk after her 4th Korean deployment, transferred to Atlantic Fleet and became CVS-45, after refit at NS Norfolk.

    History of US LPH-8 USS Valley Forge

    1971-octFate: scrapped



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

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