USS Independence (CVL 22)
Light fleet carrier of the Independence class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Type||Light fleet carrier|
|Built by||New York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||1 Jul 1940|
|Laid down||1 May 1941|
|Launched||22 Aug 1942|
|Commissioned||14 Jan 1943|
|End service||28 Aug 1946|
Used as a target ship for Operation Crossroads atom bomb tests in July 1946.
|Former name||Amsterdam (CL-59)|
Commands listed for USS Independence (CVL 22)
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|1||T/Capt. George Richardson Fairlamb, Jr., USN||14 Jan 1943||27 Sep 1943|
|2||T/Capt. Rudolf Lincoln Johnson, USN||27 Sep 1943||26 Jul 1944|
|3||T/Capt. Edward Coyle Ewen, USN||26 Jul 1944||6 Mar 1945|
|4||T/Capt. Nolan Martin Kindell, USN||6 Mar 1945||28 Aug 1946|
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