USS Cabot (CVL 28)
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||9 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||16 Mar 1942|
|Launched||4 Apr 1943|
|Commissioned||24 Jul 1943|
|End service||21 Jan 1955|
Decommissioned 11 February 1947.
|Former name||Wilmington (CL-79)|
Commands listed for USS Cabot (CVL 28)
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|1||Capt. Malcolm Francis Schoeffel, USN||24 Jul 1943||5 May 1944|
|2||Capt. Stanley John Michael, USN||5 May 1944||6 Feb 1945|
|3||Capt. Walton Wiley Smith, USN||6 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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