Allied Warships

USS Bunker Hill (CV 17)

Aircraft Carrier of the Essex class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeAircraft Carrier
ClassEssex 
PennantCV 17 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down15 Sep 1941 
Launched7 Dec 1942 
Commissioned24 May 1943 
End service9 Jan 1947 
History

Decommissioned 9 January 1947.
Stricken 1 November 1966.
Sold in November 1973 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Bunker Hill (CV 17)

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CommanderFromTo
1Capt. John Jennings Ballentine, USN24 May 19432 Feb 1944
2Thomas Powers Jeter, USN2 Feb 194421 Aug 1944
3Capt. Marshall Raymond Greer, USN21 Aug 194424 Feb 1945
4George Albert Seitz, USN24 Feb 194518 Aug 1945

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