Allied Warships

USS Monterey (CVL 26)

Light fleet carrier of the Independence class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeLight fleet carrier
ClassIndependence 
PennantCVL 26 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down29 Dec 1941 
Launched28 Feb 1943 
Commissioned17 Jun 1943 
End service16 Jan 1956 
History

Decommissioned 11 February 1947.
Recommissioned as training carrier on 15 September 1950.
Decommissioned 16 January 1956.
Stricken 1 June 1970.
Sold to be broken up for scrap.

 
Former nameDayton (CL-78)

Commands listed for USS Monterey (CVL 26)

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CommanderFromTo
1Capt. Lester Thomas Hundt, USN17 Jun 194310 Apr 1944 (1)
2Capt. Stuart Howe Ingersoll, USN10 Apr 194428 Jan 1945 (1)
3Cdr. Frank Baker Miller, USN28 Jan 194520 Mar 1945 (1)
4Capt. John Ballachey Lyon, USN20 Mar 194511 Feb 1946 (1)

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Clash of the carriers

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