USS Princeton(i) (CVL 23)
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||2 Jun 1941|
|Launched||6 Dec 1942|
|Commissioned||25 Feb 1943|
|Lost||24 Oct 1944|
|Loss position||15° 21'N, 123° 31'E|
The Princeton was one of six US warships sunk in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. She was heavily damaged by a Japanese air attack in position 15º21'N, 123º31'E and later sunk by US Naval forces as she was beyond salvage. 119 of her crew were killed.
|Former name||Tallahassee (CL-61)|
Commands listed for USS Princeton(i) (CVL 23)
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|1||Capt. George Raymond Henderson, USN||25 Feb 1943||7 Feb 1944|
|2||T/Capt. William Houck Buracker, USN||7 Feb 1944||24 Oct 1944|
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