Allied Warships

USS Cabot (CVL 28)

Light fleet carrier of the Independence class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeLight fleet carrier
PennantCVL 28 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down16 Mar 1942 
Launched4 Apr 1943 
Commissioned24 Jul 1943 
End service21 Jan 1955 

Decommissioned 11 February 1947.
Recommissioned 27 October 1948.
Decommissioned 21 January 1955.
Transferred to Spain and renamed Dedalo (R-01) and commissioned into the Spanish Navy on 30 August 1967. Decommissioned by the Spanish Navy on 5 August 1989. Scrapped at Brownsville, Texas, USA.

Former nameWilmington (CL-79)

Commands listed for USS Cabot (CVL 28)

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1Capt. Malcolm Francis Schoeffel, USN24 Jul 19435 May 1944
2Capt. Stanley John Michael, USN5 May 19446 Feb 1945
3Capt. Walton Wiley Smith, USN6 Feb 1945

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Notable events involving Cabot include:

25 Nov 1944
2 kamikazes attacked vessel off the Philippine coast. 36 men killed, many wounded. Vessel remained in fighting condition. (1)

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