Allied Warships

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB 42)

Aircraft Carrier of the Midway class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeAircraft Carrier
PennantCVB 42 
Built byNew York Navy Yard (New York, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered21 Jan 1943 
Laid down1 Dec 1943 
Launched29 Apr 1945 
Commissioned27 Oct 1945 
End service1 Oct 1977 

Launched as Coral Sea (CVB-42) but renamed on 8 May 1945.
Decommissioned and stricken 1 October 1977.
Sold 11 April 1978 to be broken up for scrap.

Former nameUSS Coral Sea

Commands listed for USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB 42)

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1T/Capt. Apollo Soucek, USN27 Oct 19452 Mar 1946 (1)
2T/Capt. Herbert Edward Regan, USN2 Mar 194615 Nov 1946

3T/Capt. Thomas Binney Williamson, USN7 Nov 19473 Aug 1948

4T/Capt. Clarence Eugene Ekstrom, USN11 Jul 194927 Jul 1950 (2)

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