Allied Warships

USS Essex (CV 9)

Aircraft Carrier of the Essex class


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NavyThe US Navy
TypeAircraft Carrier
ClassEssex 
PennantCV 9 
Built byNewport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Ordered3 Jul 1940 
Laid down28 Apr 1941 
Launched31 Jul 1942 
Commissioned31 Dec 1942 
End service30 Jun 1969 
History

Decommissioned 9 January 1947.
Recommissioned 1 February 1951.
Decommissioned 30 June 1969.
Stricken 1 June 1973.
Sold to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Essex (CV 9)

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CommanderFromTo
1Capt. Donald Bradley Duncan, USN31 Dec 19426 Nov 1943
2Ralph Andrew Ofstie, USN6 Nov 19437 Aug 1944
3Capt. Carlos Wilhelm Wieber, USN7 Aug 194430 Jun 1945
4Capt. Roscoe Leroy Bowman, USN30 Jun 19451 Nov 1945

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Clash of the carriers

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