USS Bennington (CV 20)
Aircraft Carrier of the Essex class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||New York Navy Yard (New York, New York, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||15 Dec 1941|
|Laid down||15 Dec 1942|
|Launched||28 Feb 1944|
|Commissioned||6 Aug 1944|
|End service||15 Jan 1970|
Decommissioned 8 November 1946.
Recommissioned 30 November 1951.
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Commands listed for USS Bennington (CV 20)
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|1||Captain James Bennett Sykes, USN||6 Aug 1944||30 Jun 1945 (1)|
|2||Capt. Boynton Lewis Braun, USN||30 Jun 1945||8 Nov 1946 (1)|
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