U.S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS RECLASSIFIED ATTACK AIRCRAFT CARRIER (CVA) & MULTI-PURPOSE CARRIER (CV) AND REDESIGNATED AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT CARRIER (LPH), AUXILIARY AIRCRAFT TRANSPORT (AVT), COMMAND SHIP, COMMUNICATIONS MAJOR RELAY SHIP AND—U.S. NAVY TRAINING CARRIER

U.S. Aircraft Carriers Classifications & Duty-Past

 USS CORAL SEA (CV 43)

Operations Evening Light and Eagle Claw, A Sailors tale of his Tour of duty in the U.S. Navy (August 1977 to February 1983)

 

A Sailors tale of his Tour of duty in the U.S. Navy - Operation Evening Light And Eagle Claw -

 

Book - ISBN NO.

978-1-4276-0454-5

EBook - ISBN NO.

978-1-329-15473-5

 

Operations Evening Light and Eagle Claw (24 April 1980) Iran and Air Arm History (1941 to Present)

 

Operations Evening Light and Eagle Claw (24 April 1980) Iran and Air Arm History (1941 to Present)

 

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USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA  Vol. I (10 July 1944 to 31 December 1975)

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA Vol. I (10 July 1944 to 31 December 1975) -

 

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USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. II (1 January 1976 to 25 August 1981)

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. II (1 January 1976 to 25 August 1981) -

 

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USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. III (20 August 1981 to 26 April 1990)

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. III (20 August 1981 to 26 April 1990) -

 

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U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER SHIP HISTORY (1920 to 2016)

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT

CARRIER SHIP

HISTORY (1920 to 2016)

 

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Control Number: 

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(Book Version)

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS REDESIGNATED AND OR RECLASSIFIED (1953 to 2016)

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT

CARRIERS

REDESIGNATED

AND OR

RECLASSIFIED

(1953 to 2016)

 

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U.S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS RECLASSIFIED ATTACK AIRCRAFT CARRIER (CVA) & MULTI-PURPOSE CARRIER (CV) AND

REDESIGNATED AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT CARRIER (LPH), AUXILIARY AIRCRAFT TRANSPORT (AVT), COMMAND SHIP AND

COMMUNICATIONS MAJOR RELAY SHIP

U.S. Aircraft Carriers Classifications & Duty-Past

 

RECLASSIFIED ATTACK AIRCRAFT CARRIER (CVA) 1 OCTOBER 1952    

 

NO. OF SHIPS

WITH

SAME

NAME

U. S. NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIER NAME & HULL NO’S

LAID DOWN

LAUNCH

COMM

Sank, Inactivated, Decomm., Out/In Commission in Reserve, Decomm., Stricken, SOLD, Reactivated, Redes. or Recomm.

Seventh

Essex (CVS-9), former CVA & CV-9

04/41

31/07/42

31/12/42

03/09/45(I)

09/01/47(#)

09/01/47 to 16/01/51(R) Bremerton Group

Recomm. 16/01/51

Redes. CVS 08/03/60

20/06/69(D)

Philadelphia Group

01/06/73(S)

01/06/75 (SOLD)

Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping.

Fifth

Lexington (AVT-16), former CVT-16, CVS-16, CVA-16, CV-16 & Cabot

Renamed 16/06/42

 

15/07/41

23/09/42

17/02/43

23/04/47(D)

Apr. 1947 to Aug. 1955(R)

Bremerton Group

Recomm. 15/08/55

Redes. CVS-16 01/10/62

29/12/63 to 08/11/91 (NAR)

Redes. CVT-16 01/01/69

Redes. AVT-16 01/07/78

08/11/91(D) 2nd

Pensacola, Florida

30/11/91(S)

Donated  as a museum 15/06/92

Donated USS Lexington Museum on the Bay on 15 June 1992 and now operates as such in Corpus Christi, Texas.

  Fourth

Yorktown (CVS-10), former CVA-10, CV-10 & Bon Homme Richard

Renamed

26/09/42 

01/12/41

21/01/43

15/04/43

21/06/46(#)

09/01/47(D)

09/01/47 to June 1952(R)
Bremerton Group

06/52(RA)

15/12/52(#)

Recomm. 20/02/53

21/03/55(#)

Recomm. 2nd  14/10/55

Redes. CVS 01/09/57

27/06/70(D) 2nd

Philadelphia Group

01/06/73(S)

Dedicated as a Memorial 13/10/75

The Navy Department approved the donation of Yorktown to the Patriot's Point Development Authority, Charleston, South Carolina; formally Dedicated as a Memorial on the 200th anniversary of the Navy for a museum ship in South Carolina, formally Dedicated as a Memorial on 13 October 1975.

 

Bunker Hill (AVT-9), former CVS-17, CVA-17 & CV-17

09/41

07/12/42

24/05/43

01/46(I)

Bremerton Group

09/07/47(D)

01/11/66 to 09/07/47(R)

Bremerton Group

Redes. CVS 08/08/53

Redes. AVT-9 15/05/59

01/11/66(S)

05/73 (SOLD)

Retained as moored electronic test ship in San Diego until Nov. 1972. Scrapped in May 1973.

Fourth

Intrepid (CVS-11), former CVA-11 & CV-11

12/41

26/04/43

16/08/43

15/08/46(#)

09/0147(D)

09/0147 to 09/06/52(R)

Pacific Reserve Fleet

Recomm. 09/02/52

09/04/52(D) 2nd

Norfolk Naval Shipyard

Recomm. 2nd15/10/54

Redes. CVS 08/12/61

15/03/74(D) 3rd

Philadelphia Group

Formally Dedicated as a Memorial. Donated in New York City in 08/82

Destined to be scrapped shortly thereafter, a campaign led by the Intrepid Museum Foundation saved the carrier and established it as a floating museum which opened in New York City in August 1982. In 1986, Intrepid was officially designated as a National Historic Landmark. Shortly after 15 March 1974, a campaign led by real estate developer Zachary Fisher and the Intrepid Museum Foundation saved the fourth Intrepid.

Ninth

Wasp (CVS-18), former CVA-18, CV-18 & Oriskany

18/03/42

Renamed

13/11/42

17/08/43

24/11/43

17/02/47(D/R)

17/02/47 to

10/09/51(D/R)

Atlantic Reserve Fleet

Recomm. 10/09/51

Redes. CVS 01/11/56

01/07/72(D/S) 2nd

Atlantic Reserve Fleet

21/05/73 (SOLD)

Wasp served as carrier qualification duty ship for the Naval Air Training Command from 24 January to 26 February 1967 and conducted operations in the Gulf of Mexico and off the east coast of Florida.

Eighth

Hornet (CVS-12), former CVA-12, CV-12 & Kearsarge

03/08/42

Renamed 26/11/42

30/08/43

29/11/43

15/01/47(D)

15/01/47 to 20/03/51(R)

San Francisco, Ca.

Recomm. 20/03/51

12/05/51(D) 2nd

Pacific Reserve Fleet

Recomm. 2nd  11/09/53

Redes. CVS 27/07/58

26/05/70(D) 3rd

Pacific Reserve Fleet

19/08/89(S)

Donated as a museum 26/05/98

Designated National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service 4 December 1991.Hornet was towed to Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in late 1994. Captain Jim Dodge, Commanding Officer NAS Alameda, seeks and receives approval to borrow and relocate former Hornet to NAS Alameda for five months to use for display purposes as a part of the NAS base closure historical preservation process on 11 May 1995. Moved from NAS Alameda to FISC Oakland to await salvage disposition in September 1995. During the summer of 1995, 85,000 people tour former Hornet. The Aircraft Carrier HORNET Foundation is formed to save the HORNET 23 October 1995. Moved back to NAS Alameda (pier 3) to await donation disposition 4 December 1995. Saved from the scrap heap by the efforts of historically-minded citizens and was donated to The Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation for use as a museum at Alameda, Calif. by the U. S. Navy 26 May 1998. Recommissioned a third time at NAS Alameda (pier 3) for use as a museum at Alameda, Calif. by the U. S. Navy 17 October 1998. Designated a California State Historic Landmark. She is listed on the National Register of Historic places, #91002065.

 

Hancock (CV-19), former CVA-19, CV-19 & fourth Ticonderoga

Renamed 01/05/43

 

26/01/43

24/01/44

15/04/44

29/04/46(I/D)

29/04/46 to 15/02/54(R)

Seattle, Wa.

Recomm. 15/02/54

13/04/56(D) 2nd

San Diego, Ca. or Puget Sound Naval Shipyard

Recomm. 2nd 15/11/56

Reclass. CV – Multi-Purpose Aircraft 30/06/75

30/01/76(D/S) 3rd

Pacific Reserve Fleet

01/09/76 (SOLD)

Fourth

Ticonderoga (CVS-14), former CVA-14, CV-14 & Hancock

Renamed 01/05/43

 

01/02/43

08/05/44

08/05/44

09/01/47(D)

09/01/47 to 31/01/52(R)

Bremerton Group

Reduced Comm. 31/01/52

04/04/52(D) 2nd

Norfolk Naval Shipyard

Recomm. 2nd  11/09/54

Redes. CVS-14 21/10/69

01/09/73(D) 2nd

West Coast, San Francisco, Ca. or Bremerton Group

16/11/73(S)

01/09/75 (SOLD)

Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping.

 

Bennington (CVS-20), former CVA-20), CV-20

15/12//44

26/02/44

06/08/44

08/11/46(D)

08/11/46 to 13/11/52(R)

Norfolk, Virginia

Recomm. 13/11/52

Redes. CVS 30/06/59

15/01/70(D)

Pacific Reserve Fleet

20/09/89(S)

01/12/94 (SOLD)

Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping, Across the Pacific for scrapping in India.

 

Shangri-la (CVS-38), former CVA-38 & CV-38 (37th CC)

15/01/43

24/02/44

15/09/44

07/11/47(D)

07/11/47 to 10/05/51(R)

San Francisco Ca.

Recomm. 10/05/51

14/11/52(D) 2nd

San Francisco, Ca.

Recomm. 2nd  10/01/55

Redes. CVS-38 30/06/69

17/12/70(I)

30/07/71(D) 3rd

Philadelphia Group

15/07/82(S)

09/08/88 (SOLD)

Disposed of by Maritime Administration - MARAD exchange.

Second

Randolph (CVS-15), former CVA-15 & CV-15

10/05/43

28/06/44

09/10/44

25/02/48(D)

25/02/48 to 01/07/53(R)

Philadelphia

Recomm. 01/07/53

Redes. CVS 31/03/59

13/02/69(D) 2nd

Philadelphia Group

01/06/73(S)

01/04/75 (SOLD)

Second

second Bon Homme Richard (CV-31), former CVA-31 & CV-31

01/02/43

29/04/44

26/11/44

09/01/47(D)

09/01/47 to 15/01/51(R) inactive at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard from 16 January 1946 until decomm. at Seattle, Washington

Recomm. 15/01/51

15/05/53(D) 2nd

San Francisco Ca.

Recomm. 2nd  06/09/55

02/07/71(D) 3rd

Bremerton Group

Reclass. CV – Multi-Purpose Aircraft 30/06/75

1989(S)

04/02/92 (SOLD)

Sold for scrapping.

 

Antietam (CVS-36), former CVA-36 & CV-36 (35th CC)

15/03/43

20/08/44

28/01/45

Early 1949(D)

Early in 1949 – 06/12/50(R) Alameda, Ca.

06/12/50(RA)

Recomm. 17/01/51

April 1952(I)

Pacific Reserve Fleet

Summer 52(RA) - June 1952

Sep. to Dec. 1952

New York Naval Shipyard

Redes. CVS 01/08/53

21/04/57 to 23/10/62 (NAR)

07/01/63 to 01/05/73(#)

Philadelphia Group

01/05/73(S)

01/12/73 (SOLD)

Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 01/12/73 - to the Union Minerals & Alloys Corp. for scrapping.

Fifth

Boxer (LPH-4), former CVS-21, CVA-21 & CV-21

13/09/43

14/12/44

16/04/45

Redes. CVS 01/02/56

Redes. LPH-4 30/01/59

01/12/69(D/S)

Pacific Fleet Reserve 13/03/71 (SOLD)

Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping.

Second

second Lake Champlain (CVS-39), former CVA-39 & CV-39 (38th CC)

15/03/43

02/11/44

03/06/45

17/02/47(D)

1947 to 1950(R)

"Mothball Fleet"

at Norfolk, Va.

08/50(RA)

Recomm. 19/09/52

Redes. CVS 01/08/57

02/05/66(D) 2nd

Philadelphia Group

01/12/69(S)

28/04/72 (SOLD)

Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping.

 

Midway (CVA-41), former CVB-41 (40th CC)

27/10/43

20/03/45

10/09/45

07/55(D)

Puget Sound Naval Ship Yard

Recomm. 30/09/57

15/02/66(/#) 2nd

Pacific Fleet Reserve, in commission special

San Francisco Bay Naval Shipyard

Recomm. 2nd  31/01/70

Reclass. CV – Multi-Purpose Aircraft 30/06/75

11/04/92(D) 3rd

North Island Naval Air Station

Navy Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Bremerton, Wash.

17/03/97(S)

Donated 12/09/03

Towed to San Diego  to be used as a museum and memorial 05/01/04

Decommissioned at North Island Naval Air Station, San Diego, California on 11 April 1992 upon arrival from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, once she was relieved by USS Independence (CV-62) which replaced Midway as the forward-deployed carrier in Yokosuka, Japan in August 1991. Donated 12 September 2003 and began her journey from the Navy Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Bremerton, Washington, to San Diego, California via Oakland, Calif., in preparation for use as a museum and memorial. Towed to the Broadway Pier in San Diego where she will be part of a major museum ship devoted to carriers and naval aviation 10 January 2004.

 

Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42), former CVA-42, CVB-42 & Coral Sea (CVB-42) (41st CC)

01/12/43

29/04/45

27/10/45

23/04/54(D)

Puget Sound Naval Ship Yard

Recomm. 26/04/56

30/09/77(D/S) 2nd at

East Coast

01/04/78 (SOLD)

Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping.

Fifth

Princeton (LPH-5), former CVS-37, CVA-37, CV-37 & Valley Forge

Redes. CV-23 16/02/42

Renamed 31/03/42 (36th CC)

14/09/43

08/07/45

18/11/45

20/06/48(D)

Pacific Reserve Fleet

Recomm. 28/08/50

Redes. CVS 01/01/54

Redes. LPH 02/03/59

30/01/70(D/S) 2nd

Pacific Reserve Fleet

05/71 (SOLD)

Sold for scrapping.

 

Tarawa (AVT-12), former CVS-40, CVA-40 & CV-40 (39th CC)

01/03/44

12/03/45

08/12/45

30/06/49(D)

30/06/49 to 30/11/50(R/A) 

New York Atlantic Reserve Fleet

30/11/50(RA)

Recomm. 03/02/51

Redes. CVS 10/01/55

13/05/60(D) 2nd

Philadelphia Group

Redes. AVT-12 in 05/61

01/06/67(S)

30/10/68 (SOLD)

Third

Kearsarge (CVS-33), former CVA-33 & CV-33

05/05/45

05/05/45

02/03/46

16/06/50(D)

Bremerton Group

Recomm. 15/02/52

Redes. CVS 01/10/58

15/01/70(D) 2nd

Bremerton Group

01/05/73(S)

01/03/74 (SOLD)

Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping.

Third

Leyte (AVT-10), former CVS-32, CVA-32, CV-32 & Crown Point

21/02/44

23/08/45

11/04/46

Redes. CVS 08/08/53

Redes. AVT-10 15/05/59

15/05/59(D)

Philadelphia Group

01/06/69(S)

1970 (SOLD)

Sold for scrapping.

 

Philippine Sea (AVT-11), former CVS-47, CVA-47 & CV-47 (44th CC)

19/08/44

05/09/45

11/05/46

Redes. CVS 15/11/55

15/07/58(I)

28/12/58(D)

Long Beach, Ca.

Redes. AVT-11 15/05/59

01/12/69(S)

03/71 (SOLD)

 

Valley Forge (LPH-8), former CVS-45, CVA-45 & CV-45 (43rd CC)

07/09/44

18/11/45

03/11/46

Redes. CVS 01/01/54

Redes. LPH-8 01/07/61

15/01/70(D/S)

Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility at San Diego, Ca.

29/10/71 (SOLD)

 

Coral Sea CV-43, former CVA-43, CVB-43 & CV-42 Contract Awarded 14/06/43 NAMED Coral Sea 10/10/44 - Reclass. 15/07/43 CVB (42nd CC)

24/01/44

02/04/46

01/10/47

24/05/57(D)

Bremerton Group

Recomm.25/01/60

Reclass. CV – Multi-Purpose Aircraft 30/06/75

26/04/90(D) 2nd

Bremerton Group

30/04/90(S)

07/05/93 (SOLD)

Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping. Coral Sea completed as last 80' section is pulled ashore 9 August 2000. Sold for scraping by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) to Seawitch Marine Salavage Fairfield Tm., Baltimore, Md. 6 July 1993 after Museum plan failed Sale Bid # 31-3359 dated 4 March 1993, appraised $300K.

CV 44 - cancelled January 11, 1943

 

Oriskany  (CV-34) former CVA-34 & CV-34

01/05/44

13/10/45

25/09/50

02/01/57(D)

San Francisco. Ca.

Recomm. 07/03/59

Multi-Purpose Aircraft 30/06/75

30/09/79(D) 2nd

30/09/79 to 25/07/89(R)

25/07/89(S)

Sold for scrapping several times but contractor defaulted

Sunk as an artificial reef 17/05/06

Sold for scrapping 26/01/93; scrapper defaulted and ship was repossessed without having left Navy custody. Resold for scrapping 09/09/95, towed to San Francisco 01/05/96, but defaulted. Subsequently moved to Mare Island for scrapping, but scrap contract revoked 1 July 1997. Repossessed by the Navy and contract terminated 30 July 1997. Towed to Beaumont Reserve Fleet in Beaumont, Texas for storage in April 1999. Repossessed by the U. S. Navy when the contractor defaulted the contract 30/07/98. Donated and transferred to the State of Florida December 2004 when she was towed to Pensacola, Fla., for preparation to be sunk as an artificial reef. Oriskany was sunk 24 miles off the coast of Pensacola, Fla., on 17 May 2006. The 888-foot ship took about 37 minutes to sink below the surface.

Sixth

Saratoga (CV-60), former CVA-60 & CVB-60 (48th CC)

16/12/52

08/10/55

14/04/56

Reclass. CV – Multi-Purpose Aircraft 30/06/75

20//08/94(D)

30/09/94(S) at Naval Station, Mayport, Florida

Saratoga was decommissioned at the Naval Station, Mayport, Florida, and stricken from the Naval Vessel Registry (Navy List) on 20 August 1994, with Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Boorda the keynote speaker at the decommissioning, having offloaded material and closing out each of the ship's more than 3,500 spaces, the crew prepared to deactivate the ship, upon arrival early in the morning of 24 June 1994. Saratoga was towed out of the Naval Station Mayport basin on 22 May 1995, to the Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island. She was towed from the Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island on 3 August 1998 to Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, then, deactivated at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in August 1998. Saratoga remained at the Naval Education and Training Center from her arrival 7 August 1998, until she returned to donation hold on 19 January 2000, when the Secretary of the Navy placed Saratoga in donation status, thus making her eligible to become a museum and memorial, transferring to the Naval Station Newport in Newport, Rhode Island. While a hulk at Newport, ex-Saratoga, like her sisters, has been extensively stripped to support the active carrier fleet. There was an active effort to make her a museum ship in Quonset Point in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. In April 2010 Saratoga was removed from donation hold and scheduled to be disposed” (Ref. [2]). Stricken, to be disposed of 30/09/94. Donation Hold stands firm as of 2 May 2005 to 2009 - USS Saratoga Museum Foundation, Inc. On 8 May 2014, Naval Sea Systems Command announced that ESCO Marine, Brownsville, Texas, will scrap Saratoga for one cent. This was the minimum amount that could be paid for scrapping the ship” (Ref. [26] & [27] ). On 21 August 2014, Saratoga departed Naval Station Newport and made its way down Narragansett Bay to the Atlantic Ocean, en route to the ESCO MARINE INC IN BROWNSVILLE, TX., ship recycling plant in Brownsville, Texas. The vessel arrived at the scrapyard on 16 September for final scrapping.”

Recommissioned - Recomm. / RA - Reactivated / I - Inactivated / D - Decommissioned or Placed out of Commission / # - In Commission in Reserve

*Assigned to the Naval Air Reserve training program / C - Comm. / RC - Reduced Commission / R – Out of Commission in Reserve

On 1 October 1952 CVs & CVBs reclassified CVA

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS RECLASSIFIED MULTI-PURPOSE CARRIER (CV) (1973 to 1975)

 

NO. OF SHIPS

WITH

SAME

NAME

U. S. NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIER NAME & HULL NO’S

LAID DOWN

LAUNCH

COMM

Sank, Inactivated, Decomm., Out/In Commission in Reserve, Decomm., Stricken, SOLD, Reactivated, Redes. or Recomm.

Fifth

Independence (CV-62) (50th CC)

07/55

06/06/58

10 Jan 1959

 

Reclass. CV – Multi-Purpose Aircraft 28/02/73

30/09/98(D) at PSNS & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Wash.

08/03/04(S)

In inactive reserve in the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Bremerton, Wash. 1998 to 2004

2016 (SOLD)

In inactive reserve in the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Bremerton, Wash. 1998 to 2004. Capt. Mark R. Milliken commanding while Independence commissioning pennant was hauled down 39 years, 9 months and 20 days after it was first proudly hoisted, and the “Don’t Tread on Me” jack was transferred to the Navy’s next oldest active ship, USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63). After decommissioning, Independence remained in mothballs for five and a half years before being struck on 8 March 2004. During her time in mothballs, the ship was said to have been heavily stripped to support the active carrier fleet, especially the remaining Kitty Hawk-class aircraft carriers. Her port anchor and both anchor chains were used on the new Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush. The recycling of parts and the poor material condition of the ship at the time she was withdrawn made a strong argument against retaining her as a potential museum ship. In April 2004, Navy officials identified Independence as one of 24 decommissioned ships available to be sunk as artificial reefs. However, as of February 2008, she was scheduled to be dismantled in the next five years along with USS Constellation” (Ref. [16]). At that time, she was still available for donation as a reef while awaiting a contract for her dismantling to be awarded” (Ref. [17]).

On 26 January 2012, the Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command posted a notice of solicitation for the towing and complete dismantlement of multiple CV-59/CV-63 Class Aircraft Carriers in the United States, to include ex-Forrestal (CV-59), ex-Independence (CV-62), and ex-Constellation (CV-64)” (Ref. [18]). The ex-Independence (CV-62) is scheduled to be towed to Brownsville, TX for scrapping later in 2016, following the ex-USS Ranger (CV-61) and ex-Constellation (CV-64) (Ref. [19])

Second

Kitty Hawk (CV-63) (51st CC)

27/12/56

21/05/60

29/04/61

Reclass. CV – Multi-Purpose Aircraft Carrier 29/04/73

31/01/09(I)

12/05/09(D) at PSNS & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Wash.

In inactive reserve in the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Bremerton, Wash.

“After the turnover with George Washington, Kitty Hawk arrived at Bremerton, Washington in September and was informally retired on 31 January 2009 and decommissioned on 12 May 2009 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Wash., after more than 48 years of service” (Ref. [31] & [32]). Kitty Hawk, the USN's last oil-powered aircraft carrier, was finally decommissioned on 12 May 2009” (Ref. [33]). A group based in Wilmington, North Carolina is lobbying to bring the ship to the city after her obligatory time in the Navy Inactive Ships Program in order to serve as a floating museum alongside the battleship North Carolina” (Ref. [34], [35] & [36]). The Navy will maintain Kitty Hawk in reserve until 2016, when the Gerald R. Ford is commissioned” (Ref. [37] & [38]). In January 2013, a group from Pensacola, Florida, which had originally wanted to obtain Forrestal, shifted its efforts to Kitty Hawk, due to that ship's superior condition” (Ref. [39]).

 

John F. Kennedy (CV-67), former CVA-67 (55th CC)

22/10/64

27/05/67

07/09/68

Reclass. CV – Multi-Purpose Aircraft Carrier 01/12/74

23/03/07(D) in Mayport, Florida

Moved to Naval Station Norfolk, Va.

31/07/07 to 17/03/07

Formal  30/09/07(D)

Arrived at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility in Philadelphia

22/03/08 (SOLD)

John F. Kennedy decommissioned in Mayport, Florida on 23 March 2007 and was towed from NS Mayport, Fla., and taken to NS Norfolk, instead of a mothball berth at the old Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, as originally planned. The trip took about five days. On 31 July 2007, John F. Kennedy arrived at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. She remained in Norfolk until a shoaled area near Pier 4 in Philadelphia could be dredged to enable the ship to safely dock. On 17 March 2008 at about 1700, she was seen leaving Norfolk Naval Station under tow of the tug Atlantic Salvor. On 22 March 2008 Kennedy arrived, with the afternoon high tide, at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility in Philadelphia” (Ref. [21]). She is currently laid up in the Philadelphia reserve fleet” (Ref. [22]). In November 2009, the Navy placed Kennedy on donation hold for use as a museum and memorial” (Ref. [23]). Current plans as of September 2014 have the Rhode Island Aviation Hall of Fame working to secure Pier 2 of the Naval Station Newport. These developments come after the former USS Saratoga (CV-60) was sold for scrapping earlier in the year after years of being moored in Newport” (Ref. [29] & [30]).

Third

Constellation (CV-64) (52nd CC)

14/09/57

08/10/60

27/10/61

Reclass. CV – Multi-Purpose Aircraft 01/07/75

07/08/03(D) at the Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, Ca.

Towed 12/09/03, to be placed in inactive reserve in the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Bremerton, Wash. Reserve Category X

2013 to 2015

2014 (SOLD)

Constellation was towed to the ghost fleet at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Bremerton, Washington, by a contracted ocean-going tug operated by Foss Maritime of Seattle, Wash. and became a member of the "mothball fleet" based at Bremerton, Washington; replaced by USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)Ronnieon 12 September 2003, to be placed in inactive reserve after 41 years of commissioned service. On 2 December 2003, the ship was stricken (formally removed from the Naval Vessel Register) when Admiral Vern Clark decided against expenditure of maintenance costs. According to news reports in February of 2008, Constellation was scheduled to be disposed of by dismantling in the next five years, along with USS Independence” (Ref. 15]). The Constellation will be scrapped at Brownsville, Texas in early 2018” (Ref. [17]). She was towed around Cape Horn on her final voyage” (Ref. [18]). Constellation arrived at its final resting place in Brownsville on 16 January 2015” (Ref. [20]).

 

Oriskany  (CV-34) former CVA-34 & CV-34

01/05/44

13/10/45

25/09/50

02/01/57(D)

San Francisco. Ca.

Recomm. 07/03/59

Multi-Purpose Aircraft 30/06/75

30/09/79(D) 2nd

30/09/79 to 25/07/89(R)

25/07/89(S)

Sold for scrapping several times but contractor defaulted

Sunk as an artificial reef 17/05/06

Sold for scrapping 26/01/93; scrapper defaulted and ship was repossessed without having left Navy custody. Resold for scrapping 09/09/95, towed to San Francisco 01/05/96, but defaulted. Subsequently moved to Mare Island for scrapping, but scrap contract revoked 1 July 1997. Repossessed by the Navy and contract terminated 30 July 1997. Towed to Beaumont Reserve Fleet in Beaumont, Texas for storage in April 1999. Repossessed by the U. S. Navy when the contractor defaulted the contract 30/07/98. Donated and transferred to the State of Florida December 2004 when she was towed to Pensacola, Fla., for preparation to be sunk as an artificial reef. Oriskany was sunk 24 miles off the coast of Pensacola, Fla., on 17 May 2006. The 888-foot ship took about 37 minutes to sink below the surface.

Seventh

Ranger (CV-61), former CVA-61 (49th CC)

02/08/54

29/09/56

10/08/57

Reclass. CV – Multi-Purpose Aircraft 30/06/75

10/07/93(D)

03/08/04(S)

In inactive reserve in the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Bremerton, Wash. from 1993 to 2004

22/12/14 (SOLD)

A new NAVSEA Instruction dated June 2, 2009, changes the application process. Under the new process there was a notice published in the Federal Register concerning the availability of ex-RANGER for donation under the new rules - 60 days from publication date to submit a Phase One application? An effort to establish USS Ranger (CV-61) as a museum ship began in 2004 - USS Ranger Foundation, Portland. Oregon. However, when asked by the Long Beach Press-Telegram, NAVSEA stated that Ranger was no longer available for donation and was slated to be scrapped in 2015” (Ref. [26]). On 22 December 2014, the U.S. Navy paid one cent to International Shipbreaking of Brownsville, Texas, to tow and scrap Ranger. International Shipbreaking will pay to tow her around South America, through the Straits of Magellan, as Ranger is too big to fit through the Panama Canal. The tow began on 5 March 2015, and tool up to 5 months from the inactive ships maintenance facility, Bremerton, Washington, to Brownsville. International Shipbreaking is expecting to make a profit from Ranger after the costs of the tow and the actual dismantling of the ship” (Ref. [27]). On April 7, 2015, ex-Ranger was seen anchored about 3 miles offshore at Panama City, Panama. On July 12, 2015, the Ranger arrived at her final resting place in Brownsville” (Ref. [28]).

Sixth

Saratoga (CV-60), former CVA-60 & CVB-60 (48th CC)

16/12/52

08/10/55

14/04/56

Reclass. CV – Multi-Purpose Aircraft 30/06/75

20//08/94(D)

30/09/94(S) at Naval Station, Mayport, Florida

Saratoga was decommissioned at the Naval Station, Mayport, Florida, and stricken from the Naval Vessel Registry (Navy List) on 20 August 1994, with Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Boorda the keynote speaker at the decommissioning, having offloaded material and closing out each of the ship's more than 3,500 spaces, the crew prepared to deactivate the ship, upon arrival early in the morning of 24 June 1994. Saratoga was towed out of the Naval Station Mayport basin on 22 May 1995, to the Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island. She was towed from the Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island on 3 August 1998 to Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, then, deactivated at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in August 1998. Saratoga remained at the Naval Education and Training Center from her arrival 7 August 1998, until she returned to donation hold on 19 January 2000, when the Secretary of the Navy placed Saratoga in donation status, thus making her eligible to become a museum and memorial, transferring to the Naval Station Newport in Newport, Rhode Island. While a hulk at Newport, ex-Saratoga, like her sisters, has been extensively stripped to support the active carrier fleet. There was an active effort to make her a museum ship in Quonset Point in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. In April 2010 Saratoga was removed from donation hold and scheduled to be disposed” (Ref. [2]). Stricken, to be disposed of 30/09/94. Donation Hold stands firm as of 2 May 2005 to 2009 - USS Saratoga Museum Foundation, Inc. On 8 May 2014, Naval Sea Systems Command announced that ESCO Marine, Brownsville, Texas, will scrap Saratoga for one cent. This was the minimum amount that could be paid for scrapping the ship” (Ref. [26] & [27] ). On 21 August 2014, Saratoga departed Naval Station Newport and made its way down Narragansett Bay to the Atlantic Ocean, en route to the ESCO MARINE INC IN BROWNSVILLE, TX., ship recycling plant in Brownsville, Texas. The vessel arrived at the scrapyard on 16 September for final scrapping.”

 

Nimitz (CVN-68), former CVA(N)-68  (56th CC)

22/06/68

13/05/72

03/05/75

Reclass. CV – Multi-Purpose Aircraft 30/06/75

 

Midway (CVA-41), former CVB-41 (40th CC)

27/10/43

20/03/45

10/09/45

07/55(D)

Puget Sound Naval Ship Yard

Recomm. 30/09/57

15/02/66(/#) 2nd

Pacific Fleet Reserve, in commission special

San Francisco Bay Naval Shipyard

Recomm. 2nd  31/01/70

Reclass. CV – Multi-Purpose Aircraft 30/06/75

11/04/92(D) 3rd

North Island Naval Air Station

Navy Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Bremerton, Wash.

17/03/97(S)

Donated 12/09/03

Towed to San Diego  to be used as a museum and memorial

05/01/04

Decommissioned at North Island Naval Air Station, San Diego, California on 11 April 1992 upon arrival from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, once she was relieved by USS Independence (CV-62) which replaced Midway as the forward-deployed carrier in Yokosuka, Japan in August 1991. Donated 12 September 2003 and began her journey from the Navy Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Bremerton, Washington, to San Diego, California via Oakland, Calif., in preparation for use as a museum and memorial. Towed to the Broadway Pier in San Diego where she will be part of a major museum ship devoted to carriers and naval aviation 10 January 2004.

Fifth

Franklin (AVT-8), former CV-13

12/42

1/10/43

31/01/44

17/02/47(D)

Bayonne, New Jersey

Redes. AVT-8 15/05/59

10/10/64(S)

27/07/66 (SOLD)

 

Eighth

Enterprise (CVN-65) (53rd CC)

in 1958

24/09/60

25/11/61

Reclass. CV – Multi-Purpose Aircraft 30/06/75

01/12/12(I) at PSNS & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Wash. In inactive reserve in the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Bremerton, Wash.

2012 to 2016

The ship will be defueled and stripped down in Newport News, and eventually towed to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Wash.

 

Enterprise, Nimitz-Class Carriers Won't Be Museums

 

“The USS Enterprise (CVN-65) will inactivate on December 1, 2012, after 51 years of legendary service. A group of Navy veterans want to preserve the USS Enterprise's history, but it appears they'll be doing it without the ship itself. The veterans learned in March that making a museum out of the aircraft carrier, the largest in the U.S. fleet and the first to be powered by nuclear reactors isn't an option. More recently they learned that a more modest effort to preserve the ship's island also wouldn't fly. And for the 10 Nimitz-class carriers in the 11-ship U.S. fleet, a future as a museum seems unlikely.

 

Forrestal (AVT-59), former CV-59 & CVA-59 (47th CC)

14/07/52

11/12/54

01/10/55

Reclass. CV – Multi-Purpose Aircraft 30/06/75

Redes. AVT-59 04/02/92

11/09/93(D/S)

Philadelphia Group

15/12/15 (SOLD)

Donation hold as a museum ship and memorial at the Naval Station, Newport, Rhode Island 14 September 1998. Under consideration for Artificial Reefing as of 13 December 2005. AVT 59 HAS BEEN SCRAPPED BY ALL STAR METALS LLC ON DECEMBER 15, 2015. CERTIFICAT E OF SCRAPPING, DEMILITARIZATION AND HAZMAT DISPOSAL IS ON FILE.

 

Coral Sea CV-43, former CVA-43, CVB-43 & CV-42 Contract Awarded 14/06/43 NAMED Coral Sea 10/10/44 - Reclass. 15/07/43 CVB (42nd CC)

24/01/44

02/04/46

01/10/47

24/05/57(D)

Bremerton Group

Recomm.25/01/60

Reclass. CV – Multi-Purpose Aircraft 30/06/75

26/04/90(D) 2nd

Bremerton Group

30/04/90(S)

07/05/93 (SOLD)

Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping. Coral Sea completed as last 80' section is pulled ashore 9 August 2000. Sold for scraping by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) to Seawitch Marine Salavage Fairfield Tm., Baltimore, Md. 6 July 1993 after Museum plan failed Sale Bid # 31-3359 dated 4 March 1993, appraised $300K.

 

Coral Sea CV-43, former CVA-43, CVB-43 & CV-42 Contract Awarded 14/06/43 NAMED Coral Sea 10/10/44 - Reclass. 15/07/43 CVB (42nd CC)

24/01/44

02/04/46

01/10/47

24/05/57(D)

Bremerton Group

Recomm.25/01/60

Reclass. CV – Multi-Purpose Aircraft 30/06/75

26/04/90(D) 2nd

Bremerton Group

30/04/90(S)

07/05/93 (SOLD)

Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping. Coral Sea completed as last 80' section is pulled ashore 9 August 2000. Sold for scraping by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) to Seawitch Marine Salavage Fairfield Tm., Baltimore, Md. 6 July 1993 after Museum plan failed Sale Bid # 31-3359 dated 4 March 1993, appraised $300K.

 

Hancock (CV-19), former CVA-19, CV-19 & fourth Ticonderoga

Renamed 01/05/43

 

26/01/43

24/01/44

15/04/44

29/04/46(I/D)

29/04/46 to 15/02/54(R)

Seattle, Wa.

Recomm. 15/02/54

13/04/56(D) 2nd

San Diego, Ca. or Puget Sound Naval Shipyard

Recomm. 2nd 15/11/56

Reclass. CV – Multi-Purpose Aircraft 30/06/75

30/01/76(D/S) 3rd

Pacific Reserve Fleet

01/09/76 (SOLD)

 

 

Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), former CVA(N)-69  (57th CC)

15/08/70

11/10/75

18/10/77

Reclass. CV – Multi-Purpose Aircraft 30/06/75

 

America (CV-66), former CVA-66 (54th CC)

01/01/61

01/02/64

23/01/65

Reclass. CV – Multi-Purpose Aircraft 27/09/75

09/08/96(D/S)

Philadelphia Group

Ready Reserve Fleet

Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Philadelphia, Penn. 1997 to 2003

Sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast

14/05/05

Sit at the Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania awaiting sale to be scrapped until Sank. Sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast on 14 May 2005, following a series of tests consisting of simulated attacks on the ship.

 

“According to the December 4, 2006 issue of the Navy Times; ex-America was in one piece and sitting on its keel, some 476 miles east of Charleston, SC, and about 400 miles west of Bermuda, and 16,860 feet (5,139 meters) below the surface. This information was obtained by the USS America Carrier Veterans Association on 30 October 2000, through a Freedom of Information Act request (Ref. 324). “The event occurred at the following location, roughly between the outer banks and Bermuda: 33.09.09 N, 071.39.07 W - Depth = 2810 Fathoms (16,860 Feet)” (Ref. NBC Nightly News (4/15/05) Demise of USS America CV-66).

*Reclassified while still under construction and prior to launching 11/10/75

Recommissioned - Recomm. / RA - Reactivated / I - Inactivated / D - Decomm.

*Assigned to the Naval Air Reserve training program / C - Comm. / RC - Reduced Commission / R - In Commission in Reserve

On 1 October 1952 CVs & CVBs reclassified CVA

 

  DECOMMISSIONED CARRIERS RECLASSIFIED MULTI-PURPOSE CARRIER (CV) DURING 1975

 

NO. OF SHIPS

WITH

SAME

NAME

U. S. NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIER NAME & HULL NO’S

LAID DOWN

LAUNCH

COMM

Sank, Inactivated, Decomm., Out/In Commission in Reserve, Decomm., Stricken, SOLD, Reactivated, Redes. or Recomm.

Second

second Bon Homme Richard (CV-31), former CVA-31 & CV-31

01/02/43

29/04/44

26/11/44

09/01/47(D)

09/01/47 to 15/01/51(R) inactive at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard from 16 January 1946 until decomm. at Seattle, Washington

Recomm. 15/01/51

15/05/53(D) 2nd

San Francisco Ca.

Recomm. 2nd  06/09/55

02/07/71(D) 3rd

Bremerton Group

Reclass. CV – Multi-Purpose Aircraft 30/06/75

1989(S)

04/02/92 (SOLD)

Sold for scrapping.

Recommissioned -  Recomm. / RA - Reactivated / I - Inactivated / D - Decommissioned or Placed out of Commission / # - In Commission in Reserve

*Assigned to the Naval Air Reserve training program / C = Comm. / RC = Reduced Commission / R – Out of Commission in Reserve

On 1 October 1952 CVs & CVBs reclassified CVA

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS REDESIGNATED ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE (ASW) Carrier (CVS) (1953 to 1974)

 

SHIP

STATUS

ASW OVERHAUL

REDESIG. CVS

second Antietam (CVS-36), former CVA-36 & CV-36 (35th CC)

28/01/45(C)

Early 1949(D)

Early in 1949 – 06/12/50(R) Alameda, Ca.

06/12/50(RA)

Recomm. 17/01/51

April 1952(I)

Pacific Reserve Fleet

Summer 52(RA)

21/04/57 to 23/10/62 (NAR)

07/01/63 to 01/05/73(#)

Philadelphia Group

01/05/73(S)

01/12/73 (SOLD)

Modifications and conversion (SCB-27C ) that included the installation of an flight deck to increase her jet aircraft launching capability at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Brooklyn, New York (9 Sep. to Dec. 1952)

CVS-36 – Anti-Submarine Warfare ASW Support Carrier

June 1952

Sep. to Dec. 1952

New York Naval Shipyard

Redes. CVS 01/08/53

Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 01/12/73 - to the Union Minerals & Alloys Corp. for scrapping.

Bunker Hill (AVT-9), former CVS-17, CVA-17 & CV-17

24/05/43(C)

01/46(I)

Bremerton Group

09/07/47(D)

01/11/66 to 09/07/47(R)

Bremerton Group

Redes. CVS 08/08/53

Redes. AVT-9 15/05/59

01/11/66(S)

05/73 (SOLD)

Redes. CVS-17 – Anti-Submarine Warfare ASW Support Carrier while Out of Commission in Reserve

08/08/53

Retained as moored electronic test ship in San Diego until Nov. 1972. Scrapped in May 1973.

third Leyte (AVT-10), former CVS-32, CVA-32, CV-32 & Crown Point

11/04/46(C)

Redes. CVS 08/08/53

Redes. AVT-10 15/05/59

15/05/59(D)

Philadelphia Group

01/06/69(S)

1970 (SOLD)

CVS-32 - Conversion to an ASW support carrier at Boston Naval Shipyard (08/08/53 to 04/01/54)

08/08/53

Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) 09/70 - to the Union Minerals & Alloys Corp. for scrapping.

Valley Forge (LPH-8), former CVS-45, CVA-45 & CV-45 (43rd CC)

03/11/46(C)

Redes. CVS 01/01/54

Redes. LPH-8 01/07/61

15/01/70(D/S)

Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility at San Diego, Ca.

29/10/71 (SOLD)

CVS-45 – Conversion to a Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) Support Carrier at Norfolk Naval Shipyard

01/01/54

Sold for scrap to Nicolai Joffre Corp., Beverly Hills, Calif. CVS-45 -Valley Forge air groups dropped some 3,700 tons of bombs on the enemy before the ship left the Korean coast and returned to San Diego on 25 June 1953. After a west-coast overhaul, Valley Forge was transferred to the Atlantic Fleet and reclassified, this time to an ASW Support Carrier and redesignated CVS-45. She was refitted for her new duties at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and then rejoined the Fleet in January 1954. The face-lifted carrier soon got underway to conduct exercises to develop and perfect the techniques and capabilities needed to carry out her new duties (West Coast - After 25 June 1953 to Oct. est. 1953) (Eat Coast - Nov. to Dec 1953 refit possibly).

fifth Princeton (LPH-5), former CVS-37, CVA-37, CV-37 & Valley Forge (36th CC)

Redes. CV-23 16/02/42

Renamed 31/03/42

18/11/45(C)

20/06/48(D)

Pacific Reserve Fleet

Recomm. 28/08/50

Redes. CVS 01/01/54

Redes. LPH 02/03/59

30/01/70(D/S) 2nd

Pacific Reserve Fleet

05/71 (SOLD)

CVS-37 – Conversion to a Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) Support Carrier at San Diego, Ca. (01/01/54 to 05/55)

01/01/54

Sold for scrapping.

Tarawa (AVT-12), former CVS-40, CVA-40 & CV-40 (39th CC)

08/12/45(C)

30/06/49(D)

30/06/49 to 30/11/50(R/A) 

New York Atlantic Reserve Fleet

30/11/50(RA)

Recomm. 03/02/51

Redes. CVS 10/01/55

13/05/60(D) 2nd

Philadelphia Group

Redes. AVT-12 in 05/61

01/06/67(S)

30/10/68 (SOLD)

In December, she entered the Boston Naval Shipyard for overhaul and conversion to an Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) Support Carrier.

10/01/55

On 10 January 1955, while still undergoing conversion, she was redesignated CVS-40. Her alterations were completed that summer and, after shakedown, the carrier operated around Quonset Point, R.I., conducting training missions with the ASW air squadrons based there 12/54 to some time in the summer of 1955 (12/54 to some time in the summer  of 1955.

Philippine Sea (AVT-11), former CVS-47, CVA-47 & CV-47 (44th CC)

11/05/46(C)

Redes. CVS 15/11/55

15/07/58(I)

28/12/58(D)

Long Beach, Ca.

Redes. AVT-11 15/05/59

01/12/69(S)

03/71 (SOLD)

Redes. CVS-47 to a Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) Support Carrier

15/11/55

fifth Boxer (LPH-4), former CVS-21, CVA-21 & CV-21

16/04/45(C)

Redes. CVS 01/02/56

Redes. LPH-4 30/01/59

01/12/69(D/S)

Pacific Fleet Reserve 13/03/71 (SOLD)

Redes. CVS-47 - Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) Support Carrier

01/02/56

Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping.

ninth Wasp (CVS-18), former CVA-18, CV-18 & Oriskany

Renamed 13/11/42

24/11/43(C)

17/02/47(D/R)

17/02/47 to

10/09/51(D/R)

Atlantic Reserve Fleet

Recomm. 10/09/51

Redes. CVS 01/11/56

01/07/72(D/S) 2nd

Atlantic Reserve Fleet

21/05/73 (SOLD)

Redes. CVS-18 - antisubmarine warfare (ASW) Support Carrier

01/11/56

Wasp served as carrier qualification duty ship for the Naval Air Training Command from 24 January to 26 February 1967 and conducted operations in the Gulf of Mexico and off the east coast of Florida. Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping.

second Lake Champlain (CVS-39), former CVA-39 & CV-39 (38th CC)

03/06/45(C)

17/02/47(D)

1947 to 1950(R)

"Mothball Fleet"

at Norfolk, Va.

08/50(RA)

Recomm. 19/09/52

Redes. CVS 01/08/57

02/05/66(D) 2nd

Philadelphia Group

01/12/69(S)

28/04/72 (SOLD)

Redes. CVS-39 - antisubmarine warfare (ASW) Support Carrier - East Coast antisubmarine warfare

01/08/57

fourth Yorktown (CVS-10), former CVA-10, CV-10 & Bon Homme Richard

Renamed

26/09/42 

15/04/43(C)

21/06/46(#)

09/01/47(D)

09/01/47 to June 1952(R)
Bremerton Group

06/52(RA)

15/12/52(#)

Recomm. 20/02/53

21/03/55(#)

Recomm. 2nd  14/10/55

Redes. CVS 01/09/57

27/06/70(D) 2nd

Philadelphia Group

01/06/73(S)

Dedicated as a Memorial 13/10/75

CVS-10 - antisubmarine warfare (ASW) Support Carrier, entering the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington (27/09/57 to 02/58)

01/09/57

75

The Navy Department approved the donation of Yorktown to the Patriot's Point Development Authority, Charleston, South Carolina; formally Dedicated as a Memorial on the 200th anniversary of the Navy for a museum ship in South Carolina, formally Dedicated as a Memorial on 13 October 1975.

eighth Hornet (CVS-12), former CVA-12, CV-12 & Kearsarge

Renamed 26/11/42

29/11/43(C)

15/01/47(D)

15/01/47 to 20/03/51(R)

San Francisco, Ca.

Recomm. 20/03/51

12/05/51(D) 2nd

Pacific Reserve Fleet

Recomm. 2nd  11/09/53

Redes. CVS 27/07/58

26/05/70(D) 3rd

Pacific Reserve Fleet

19/08/89(S)

Donated as a museum 26/05/98

CVS-12- Conversion to a Antisubmarine Warfare -  (ASW) Support Carrier at  Hunters Point Naval Shipyard San Francisco, Ca, for her fourth major upgrade since WW II, a FRAM II ASW package (13/08/58 to 18/12/58)

27/07/58

Designated National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service 4 December 1991. Hornet was towed to Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in late 1994. Captain Jim Dodge, Commanding Officer NAS Alameda, seeks and receives approval to borrow and relocate former Hornet to NAS Alameda for five months to use for display purposes as a part of the NAS base closure historical preservation process on 11 May 1995. Moved from NAS Alameda to FISC Oakland to await salvage disposition in September 1995. During the summer of 1995, 85,000 people tour former Hornet. The Aircraft Carrier HORNET Foundation is formed to save the HORNET 23 October 1995. Moved back to NAS Alameda (pier 3) to await donation disposition 4 December 1995. Saved from the scrap heap by the efforts of historically-minded citizens and was donated to The Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation for use as a museum at Alameda, Calif. by the U. S. Navy 26 May 1998. Recommissioned a third time at NAS Alameda (pier 3) for use as a museum at Alameda, Calif. by the U. S. Navy 17 October 1998. Designated a California State Historic Landmark. She is listed on the National Register of Historic places, #91002065.

third Kearsarge (CVS-33), former CVA-33 & CV-33

02/03/46(C)

16/06/50(D)

Bremerton Group

Recomm. 15/02/52

Redes. CVS 01/10/58

15/01/70(D) 2nd

Bremerton Group

01/05/73(S)

01/03/74 (SOLD)

Redes. CVS-33 - antisubmarine warfare (ASW) Support Carrier

01/10/58

Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping.

second Randolph (CVS-15), former CVA-15 & CV-15

09/10/44(C)

25/02/48(D)

25/02/48 to 01/07/53(R)

Philadelphia

Recomm. 01/07/53

Redes. CVS 31/03/59

13/02/69(D) 2nd

Philadelphia Group

01/06/73(S)

01/04/75 (SOLD)

Redes. CVS-15 – Anti-Submarine Warfare ASW Support Carrier

31/03/59

Bennington (CVS-20), former CVA-20 & CV-20

06/08/44(C)

08/11/46(D)

08/11/46 to 13/11/52(R)

Norfolk, Virginia

Recomm. 13/11/52

Redes. CVS 30/06/59

15/01/70(D)

Pacific Reserve Fleet

20/09/89(S)

01/12/94 (SOLD)

Redes. CVS-20 - antisubmarine warfare (ASW) Support Carrier

30/06/59

Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping, Across the Pacific for scrapping in India.

seventh Essex  (CVS-9), former CVA-9 & CV-9

31/12/42(C)

03/09/45(I)

09/01/47(#)

09/01/47 to 16/01/51(R) Bremerton Group

Recomm. 16/01/51

Redes. CVS 08/03/60

20/06/69(D)

Philadelphia Group

01/06/73(S)

01/06/75 (SOLD)

Aug.7, 1959 - Feb.26, 1960 (Med) - CVS-9 - Conversion to a Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) Support Carrier in the spring of 1960 and thereafter home ported at Quonset Point, Rhode Island. She operated as flagship of Carrier Division 18 and Antisubmarine Carrier Group Three (Spring of 1960 est. March to May))

08/03/60

Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping.

fourth Intrepid (CVS-11), former CVA-11 & CV-11

16/08/43(C)

15/08/46(#)

09/0147(D)

09/0147 to 09/06/52(R)

Pacific Reserve Fleet

Recomm. 09/02/52

09/04/52(D) 2nd

Norfolk Naval Shipyard

Recomm. 2nd15/10/54

Redes. CVS 08/12/61

15/03/74(D) 3rd

Philadelphia Group

Formally Dedicated as a Memorial. Donated in New York City in 08/82

CVS-11 - On 8 December 1961 she was reclassified to an antisubmarine warfare support carrier, CVS-11. She entered the Norfolk Navy Yard and underwent overhaul and modifications to to an antisubmarine warfare carrier 10 March 1962 to be overhauled and refitted for her new antisubmarine warfare role. She left the shipyard 2 April 1962, carrying Air Antisubmarine Group 56 (10/03/62 to 02/04/62)

08/12/61

Destined to be scrapped shortly thereafter, a campaign led by the Intrepid Museum Foundation saved the carrier and established it as a floating museum which opened in New York City in August 1982. In 1986, Intrepid was officially designated as a National Historic Landmark. Shortly after 15 March 1974, a campaign led by real estate developer Zachary Fisher and the Intrepid Museum Foundation saved the fourth Intrepid.

fifth Lexington (AVT-16), former CVT-16, CVS-16, CVA-16, CV-16 & Cabot

Renamed 16/06/42

 

17/02/43(C)

23/04/47(D)

Apr. 1947 to Aug. 1955(R)

Bremerton Group

Recomm. 15/08/55

Redes. CVS-16 01/10/62

29/12/63 to 08/11/91 (NAR)

Redes. CVT-16 01/01/69

Redes. AVT-16 01/07/78

08/11/91(D) 2nd

Pensacola, Florida

30/11/91(S)

Donated  as a museum 15/06/92

CVS-16 - Conversion to a Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) Support Carrier (01/10/62 to mid 1963)

01/10/62

Donated USS Lexington Museum on the Bay on 15 June 1992 and now operates as such in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Shangri-la (CVS-38), former CVA-38 & CV-38 (37th CC)

15/09/44(C)

07/11/47(D)

07/11/47 to 10/05/51(R)

San Francisco Ca.

Recomm. 10/05/51

14/11/52(D) 2nd

San Francisco, Ca.

Recomm. 2nd  10/01/55

Redes. CVS-38 30/06/69

17/12/70(I)

30/07/71(D) 3rd

Philadelphia Group

15/07/82(S)

09/08/88 (SOLD)

CVS-38 - Conversion to a Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) Support Carrier at Philadelphia (During the winter of 1964 and the spring of 1965)

30/06/69

Disposed of by Maritime Administration - MARAD exchange.

fourth Ticonderoga (CVS-14), former CVA-14 , CV-14 & Hancock

Renamed 01/05/43

08/05/44(C)

09/01/47(D)

09/01/47 to 31/01/52(R)

Bremerton Group

Reduced Comm. 31/01/52

04/04/52(D) 2nd

Norfolk Naval Shipyard

Recomm. 2nd  11/09/54

Redes. CVS-14 21/10/69

01/09/73(D) 2nd

West Coast, San Francisco, Ca. or Bremerton Group

16/11/73(S)

01/09/75 (SOLD)

CVS-14 - Conversion to a Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) Support Carrier at Long Beach Naval Shipyard (20/10/69 to 28/05/70)

21/10/69

I – Inactivated / RA - Reactivated / Recomm. - Recommissioned / Redesignated - Redes. / # - In Commission in Reserve

D – Decommissioned or Placed out of Commission / / R – Out of Commission in Reserve

NAR – Assigned to the Naval Air Reserve training program

S = Stricken from the Naval Vessel Register (Navy List)

CVS-21 Redes. LPH-4 and CVS-37 Redes. LPH-5 during 1959

CVS-17 Redes. AVT-9; CVS-32 Redes. AVT-10; CVS-47 Redes. AVT-11 and CVS-17 Redes. AVT-9 during 1959

CVS-45 Redes. LPH-8 during 1961

CVS-16 Redes. CVT-16 - 01/01/69

The Navy Department approved the donation of Yorktown to the Patriot's Point Development Authority, Charleston, South Carolina; formally Dedicated as a Memorial on the 200th anniversary of the Navy for a museum ship in South Carolina on 13 October 1975.

Shortly after 15 March 1974, a campaign led by real estate developer Zachary Fisher and the Intrepid Museum Foundation saved the fourth Intrepid. Formally Dedicated as a Memorial.

The eighth Hornet (CVS-12), former CVA-12, CV-12 & Kearsarge (Designated National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service on 4 December 1991).

USS Lexington Museum on the Bay - historic aircraft carrier now berthed in Corpus Christi and now operates as such in Corpus Christi, Texas on 15 June 1992.

Hornet was towed to Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in late 1994. Captain Jim Dodge, Commanding Officer NAS Alameda, seeks and receives approval to borrow and relocate former Hornet to NAS Alameda for five months to use for display purposes as a part of the NAS base closure historical preservation process on 11 May 1995. Moved from NAS Alameda to FISC Oakland to await salvage disposition in September 1995. During the summer of 1995, 85,000 people tour former Hornet.  The Aircraft Carrier HORNET Foundation is formed to save the HORNET on 23 October 1995. Moved back to NAS Alameda (pier 3) to await donation disposition on 4 December 1995. Saved from the scrap heap by the efforts of historically-minded citizens and was donated to The Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation for use as a museum at Alameda, Calif. by the U.S. Navy on 26 May 1998. Recommissioned a third time at NAS Alameda (pier 3) and was donated to The Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation for use as a museum at Alameda, Calif. by the U.S. Navy 17 October 1998. Designated a California State Historic Landmark. She is listed on the National Register of Historic places, #91002065.

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS REDESIGNATED AUXILIARY AIRCRAFT TRANSPORT (AVT) (1959 to 1978)

 

SHIP

STATUS

RECLASSIFIED AVT

REDESIGNATED AVT

third Leyte (AVT-10), former CVS-32, CVA-32, CVL-32, CV-32 & Crown Point

 

11/04/46(C)

Redes. CVS 08/08/53

Redes. AVT-10 15/05/59

15/05/59(D)

Philadelphia Group

01/06/69(S)

09/70 (SOLD)

AVT-10 - auxiliary aircraft transport

15/05/59

fifth Franklin, (AVT-8), former (CV-13)

31/01/44(C)

11/02/47(D)

Philadelphia Group

Bayonne, New Jersey

Redes. AVT-8 15/05/59

01/10/64(S)

27/07/66 (SOLD)

AVT-8 - auxiliary aircraft transport

15/05/59

Monterey (AVT 2), former  CVL-26, CV-26 & Dayton (CL-78)

Redes. CV-26 27/03/42

Renamed 31/03/42

Reclas. CVL-26 15/07/43

17/06/43(C)

11/02/47(D)

Philadelphia Group

Recomm. 15/09/50

15/09/50 to 16/01/56 (NAR)

16/01/56(D)

Philadelphia Group

Redes. AVT 2 15/05/59

01/06/70(S)

05/71 (SOLD)

AVT 2 - auxiliary aircraft transport; remained berthed at Philadelphia

15/05/59

second Cabot (AVT-3), former CVL-28, CV-28 &Wilmington (CL-79)

Redes. CV-28 02/06/42

Redes. CVL-28 15/07/43

 

24/07/43(C)

11/02/47(D)

11/02/47 to 27/10/48(R)

Philadelphia Group

Recomm. 27/10/48

27/10/48 to 21/01/55 (NAR)

21/01/55(D/R) 2nd

Philadelphia Group

Redes. AVT-3 15/05/59

Lend Lease to Spain 1967 to 1972.

Sold to Spain in 1972

AVT-3 - auxiliary aircraft transport

15/05/59

Lend Lease to Spain 1967 to 1972. In 1967, after over twelve years in "mothballs", Cabot was loaned to Spain, in whose navy she served as Dedalo. The loan was converted to a sale in 1972. Dedalo was stricken by the Spanish Navy in August 1989 and given to a private organization in the U.S. for use as a museum ship. However, that private organization was unable to pay its creditors, so, on 10 September 1999, the ship was auctioned off by the U.S. Marshal's Service to Sabe Marine Salvage.

second San Jacinto (AVT-5), former CVL-30, CV-30, Reprisal & light cruiser Newark  (CL-100)

Redes. CV-30 02/06/42

Renamed San Jacinto 30/01/43, converted, while building, to a light aircraft carrier and reclassified as CVL-30

 

15/10/43(C)

01/03/47(D) at San Diego, Calif.

Redes. AVT-5 15/05/59

01/06/70(S)

15/12/71 (SOLD)

AVT-5 - auxiliary aircraft transport

15/02/59

Bunker Hill (AVT-9) former CVS-17, CVA-17 & CV-17

24/05/43(C)

01/46(I)

Bremerton Group

09/07/47(D)

01/11/66 to 09/07/47(R)

Bremerton Group

Redes. CVS 08/08/53

Redes. AVT-9 15/05/59

01/11/66(S)

05/73 (SOLD)

AVT-9 - aircraft transport

15/05/59

second Wright (CC-2), former AVT-7 & CVL-49

Converted to and commissioned 11 May 1963 as a command ship (46th CC)

09/02/47(C)

31/03/47 to 26/01/49 (NAR)

15/03/56(D)

Bremerton Group

Redes. AVT-7 15/05/59

Redes. CC-2 15/03/62

Recomm. 11/05/63

27/05/70(D) 2nd

Philadelphia Group Philadelphia Naval Shipyard

01/12/77(S)

01/08/80(SOLD)

AVT-7 - auxiliary aircraft transport

15/05/59

Arlington (AGMR-2), former Saipan, AGMR-2, CC-3, AVT-6 & CVL-48

Name changed to Arlington 8 Apr 1965 and served as an communications relay ship until decomm. (45th CC)

14/07/46(C)        

1946 to 1948 (NAR)

1955 (NAR)

30/09/57(D)

Bayonne, N.J.

Redes. AVT-6 15/05/59

Redes.CC-3 03/63

Redes. AGMR-2 01/09/64

Renamed Arlington

08/04/65

Recomm. 27/08/66

25/08/69(I)

14/01/70(D) 2nd

San Diego, Ca.

15/08/75(S)

06/06/76 (SOLD)

AVT-6 - auxiliary aircraft transport

15/05/59

Philippine Sea (AVT-11), former CVS-47, CVA-47 & CV-47 (44th CC)

11/05/46(C)

Redes. CVS 15/11/55

15/07/58(I)

28/12/58(D)

Long Beach, Ca.

Redes. AVT-11 15/05/59

01/12/69(S)

03/71 (SOLD)

AVT-11 - auxiliary aircraft transport

15/05/59

Cowpens (AVT-1), former CVL-25 & CV-25

Reclas. CVL-25

15/07/43

28/05/43(C)

03/12/46(#)

13/01/47(D)

Mare Island, Ca.

Redes. AVT-1 in May 1959

01/11/59(S)

01/11/59 (SOLD)

AVT-1 - auxiliary aircraft transport

15/05/59

Tarawa (AVT-12), former CVS-40, CVA-40 & CV-40 (39th CC)

08/12/45(C)

30/06/49(D)

30/06/49 to 30/11/50(R/A) 

New York Atlantic Reserve Fleet

30/11/50(RA)

Recomm. 03/02/51

Redes. CVS 10/01/55

13/05/60(D) 2nd

Philadelphia Group

Redes. AVT-12 in 05/61

01/06/67(S)

30/10/68 (SOLD)

AVT-12 - auxiliary aircraft transport

in May 1961

fifth Lexington (AVT-16), former CVT-16, CVS-16, CVA-16, CV-16 & Cabot

Renamed 16/06/42

 

17/02/43(C)

23/04/47(D)

Apr. 1947 to Aug. 1955(R)

Bremerton Group

Recomm. 15/08/55

Redes. CVS-16 01/10/62

29/12/63 to 08/11/91 (NAR)

Redes. CVT-16 01/01/69

Redes. AVT-16 01/07/78

08/11/91(D) 2nd

Pensacola, Florida

30/11/91(S)

Donated  as a museum 15/06/92

AVT-16 - auxiliary aircraft transport

01/07/78

Donated USS Lexington Museum on the Bay on 15 June 1992 and now operates as such in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Forrestal (AVT-59), former CV-59 & CVA-59 (47th CC)

Reclass. CV – Multi-Purpose Aircraft 30/06/75

Redes. AVT-59 04/02/92

11/09/93(D/S)

Philadelphia Group

15/12/15 (SOLD)

AVT-59 - auxiliary aircraft transport

04/02/92

Donation hold as a museum ship and memorial at the Naval Station, Newport, Rhode Island 14 September 1998. Under consideration for Artificial Reefing as of 13 December 2005. AVT 59 HAS BEEN SCRAPPED BY ALL STAR METALS LLC ON DECEMBER 15, 2015. CERTIFICAT E OF SCRAPPING, DEMILITARIZATION AND HAZMAT DISPOSAL IS ON FILE.

I – Inactivated / RA - Reactivated / Recomm. - Recommissioned / # - In Commission in Reserve

D – Decommissioned or Placed out of Commission / R – Out of Commission in Reserve

NAR – Assigned to the Naval Air Reserve training program

S = Stricken from the Naval Vessel Register (Navy List)

Redesignated = Redes.

CVS-17 Redes. AVT-9; CVS-32 Redes. AVT-10; CVS-47 Redes. AVT-11 and CVS-17 Redes. AVT-9 during 1959

CVS-40 Redes. AVT-12 during 1961

AVT-7 Redes. CC-2 during 1962

AVT-6 Redes. CC-3 during 1963

USS Lexington Museum on the Bay - historic aircraft carrier now berthed in Corpus Christi. and now operates as such in Corpus Christi, Texas on 15 June 1992.

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS REDESIGNATED COMMAND SHIP (1962 to 1970) AND U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS REDESIGNATED COMMUNICATIONS MAJOR RELAY SHIP (1964 to 1970)

 

 

SHIP

STATUS

RECLASSIFIED AVT

REDESIGNATED AVT

second Wright (CC-2), former AVT-7 & CVL-49

Converted to and commissioned 11 May 1963 as a command ship (46th CC)

09/02/47(C)       

31/03/47 to 26/01/49 (NAR)

15/03/56(D)

Bremerton Group

Redes. AVT-7 15/05/59

Redes. CC-2 15/03/62

Recomm. 11/05/63

27/05/70(D) 2nd

Philadelphia Group Philadelphia Naval Shipyard

01/12/77(S)

01/08/80(SOLD)

Conversion to Command ship (CC-2) - Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington for conversion to a command ship

15/03/62

Arlington (AGMR-2), former Saipan, AGMR-2, CC-3, AVT-6 & CVL-48

Name changed to Arlington 8 Apr 1965 and served as an communications relay ship until decomm. (45th CC)

14/07/46(C)        

1946 to 1948 (NAR)

1955 (NAR)

30/09/57(D)

Bayonne, N.J.

Redes. AVT-6 15/05/59

Redes.CC-3 03/63

Redes. AGMR-2 01/09/64

Renamed Arlington

08/04/65

Recomm. 27/08/66

25/08/69(I)

14/01/70(D) 2nd

San Diego, Ca.

15/08/75(S)

06/06/76 (SOLD)

Conversion to Command ship (CC-3) - Alabama Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Co. yard at Mobile, Alabama

During or after March 1963

I – Inactivated / RA - Reactivated / Recomm. - Recommissioned / # - In Commission in Reserve

D – Decommissioned or Placed out of Commission / R – Out of Commission in Reserve

NAR – Assigned to the Naval Air Reserve training program

S = Stricken from the Naval Vessel Register (Navy List)

Redesignated = Redes.

AVT-7 Redes. CC-2 - 15/03/62 during 1962

AVT-6 Redes. CC-3 during 1963

CC-3 Redes. AGMR-2 during 1964

 

U.S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS REDESIGNATED COMMUNICATIONS MAJOR RELAY SHIP (1964 to 1970)

 

SHIP

STATUS

RECLASSIFIED AGMR

REDESIGNATED AGMR

Arlington (AGMR-2), former Saipan, AGMR-2, CC-3, AVT-6 & CVL-48

Name changed to Arlington 8 Apr 1965 and served as an communications relay ship until decomm. (45th CC)

14/07/46(C)        

1946 to 1948 (NAR)

1955 (NAR)

30/09/57(D)

Bayonne, N.J.

Redes. AVT-6 15/05/59

Redes.CC-3 03/63

Redes. AGMR-2 01/09/64

Renamed Arlington

08/04/65

Recomm. 27/08/66

25/08/69(I)

14/01/70(D) 2nd

San Diego, Ca.

15/08/75(S)

06/06/76 (SOLD)

AGMR-2 - Communications Major Relay ship while still under going Conversion to Command ship (CC-3) at the Alabama Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Co. yard at Mobile, Alabama

1 September 1964

I – Inactivated / RA - Reactivated / Recomm. - Recommissioned / # - In Commission in Reserve

D – Decommissioned or Placed out of Commission / R – Out of Commission in Reserve

NAR – Assigned to the Naval Air Reserve training program

S = Stricken from the Naval Vessel Register (Navy List)

Redesignated = Redes.

CC-3 Redes. AGMR-2 during 1964