Allied Warships

USS Cowpens (CVL 25)

Light fleet carrier of the Independence class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeLight fleet carrier
ClassIndependence 
PennantCVL 25 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down17 Nov 1941 
Launched17 Jan 1943 
Commissioned28 May 1943 
End service13 Jan 1947 
History

Decommissioned 13 January 1947.
Stricken 1 November 1959.
Scrapped at Portland, Oregon in 1961.

 
Former nameHuntington (CL-77)

Commands listed for USS Cowpens (CVL 25)

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CommanderFromTo
1Capt. Robert Pease McConnell, USN28 May 194315 May 1944
2Capt. Herbert Watson Taylor, USN15 May 194424 Nov 1944
3Capt. George Harbord DeBaun, USN24 Nov 1944

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Clash of the carriers

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