Allied Warships

USS Tarawa (CV 40)

Aircraft carrier of the Essex class


USS Tarawa postwar.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeAircraft carrier
ClassEssex 
PennantCV 40 
ModLong hull group 
Built byNorfolk Navy Yard (Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down1 Mar 1944 
Launched12 Jun 1945 
Commissioned8 Dec 1945 
End service13 May 1960 
History

Decommissioned 30 June 1949.
Recommissioned 3 February 1951.
Decommissioned 13 May 1960.
Stricken 1 June 1967.
Sold 3 October 1968 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Tarawa (CV 40)

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CommanderFromTo
1Capt. Alvin Ingersoll Malstrom, USN8 Dec 194521 Mar 1947 (1)
2Capt. Josephus Asa Briggs, Sr., USN21 Mar 194728 Feb 1948 (1)
3Capt. Howard Leyland Young, USN28 Feb 194827 Aug 1948 (1)
4Capt. Raymond Cannon Needham, USN27 Aug 194830 Jun 1949 (1)

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