Allied Warships

USS Ticonderoga (CV 14)

Aircraft Carrier of the Essex class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeAircraft Carrier
PennantCV 14 
ModLong hull group 
Built byNewport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down1 Mar 1943 
Launched7 Feb 1944 
Commissioned8 May 1944 
End service16 Nov 1973 

Hancock was renamed Ticonderoga before completion on 1 May 1943.
Decommissioned 9 January 1947.
Recommissioned 1 October 1954.
Decommissioned and stricken 16 November 1973.
Sold 15 August 1974 to be broken up for scrap.

Former nameHancock

Commands listed for USS Ticonderoga (CV 14)

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1T/Capt. Dixie Kiefer, USN8 May 194421 Jan 1945
2T/Cdr. Harmon Vedder Briner, USN21 Jan 194528 Jan 1945 (1)
3T/Capt. Giles Ezra Short, USN28 Jan 19457 Feb 1945
4T/Capt. William Sinton, USN7 Feb 19457 May 1946 (1)
5T/Cdr. Warren Ronald Thompson, USN7 May 19464 Nov 1946 (1)
6Lt.Cdr. William James Pendola, USN4 Nov 194627 Dec 1946 (1)
7T/Cdr. Warren Ronald Thompson, USN27 Dec 19469 Jan 1947 (1)

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Cormier, Richard L., Schirra, Walter M., and Wood, Phillip R.

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