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USS HORNET (CV-12)
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The USS ESSEX (CV9) the lead ship of the Essex Class was laid down in April 1941. This was followed by several additional carriers of the class which included USS KEARSARGE (CV-12) which was laid down on 3 August 1942 as World War II raged. Taking shape at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, the ship's name honoured the steam sloop USS which defeated CSS Alabama during the Civil War. With the loss of USS Hornet (CV-8) at the Battle of Santa Cruz in October 1942, the name of the new carrier was changed to USS HORNET (CV-12) to honour its predecessor. On 30 August 1943, Hornet slid down the ways with Annie Knox, wife of Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox, serving as sponsor. Eager to have the new carrier available for combat operations, the US Navy pushed its completion and the ship was commissioned on 29 November 1944 with Captain Miles R. Browning in command.
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Keywords: USS HORNET (CV-12)
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Location photo was taken: Not known
Date photo was taken: 1957
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Thu, 16 January 20 12:34

I might be wrong; I believe even at this post modification state they still retained a wooden flight deck?
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