Allied Warships

USS Princeton(i) (CVL 23)

Light fleet carrier of the Independence class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeLight fleet carrier
PennantCVL 23 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Jul 1940 
Laid down2 Jun 1941 
Launched6 Dec 1942 
Commissioned25 Feb 1943 
Lost24 Oct 1944 
Loss position15° 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 nameTallahassee (CL-61)

Commands listed for USS Princeton(i) (CVL 23)

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1T/Capt. George Raymond Henderson, USN25 Feb 19437 Feb 1944
2T/Capt. William Houck Buracker, USN7 Feb 194424 Oct 1944

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Battle of Surigao Strait

Anthony P. Tully

Clash of the carriers

Barrett Tillman

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