Allied Warships

USS Saratoga (CV 3)

Aircraft Carrier of the Lexington class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeAircraft Carrier
PennantCV 3 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding 
Laid down25 Sep 1920 
Launched7 Apr 1925 
Commissioned16 Nov 1927 
End service 

Ordered and laid down as battle cruiser of the Lexington class she was canceled on 17 August 1923. Then reordered as carrier and commissioned as such.

Sunk in A-bomb tests at Bikini Atoll. Today, the world's only diveable aircraft carrier wreck.


Commands listed for USS Saratoga (CV 3)

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1Capt. Albert Cushing Read, USN16 Jun 193815 Mar 1940 (1)
2Capt. Robert Potter Molten, Jr., USN15 Mar 194028 May 1940 (+) (1)
3James Marshall Shoemaker, USN28 May 19406 Jun 1940
4Capt. Archibald Hugh Douglas, USN6 Jun 194012 May 1942 (1)
5Capt. Dewitt Clinton Ramsey, USN12 May 194227 Sep 1942 (1)
6Capt. Gerald Francis Bogan, USN27 Sep 194229 Mar 1943 (1)
7Edgar Allen Cruise, USN29 Mar 19437 Apr 1943
8Rear Admiral Henry Maston Mullinnix, USN7 Apr 194322 Aug 1943 (2)
9Capt. John Howard Cassady, USN22 Aug 194322 Jun 1944 (1)
10Capt. Thomas Upton Sisson, USN22 Jun 194431 Jul 1944 (1)
11Capt. Lucian Ancel Moebus, USN31 Jul 194427 Apr 1945 (1)
12Capt. Frank Akers, USN27 Apr 19454 Feb 1946 (1)
13John Ronald Diffley, USN4 Feb 19466 Mar 1946
14Captain Stanhope Cotton Ring, USN6 Mar 19462 Jun 1946
15Donald Swain MacMahan, USN2 Jun 194625 Jul 1947

16Cdr. Henry Howard Caldwell, USN?????? (3)

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