She was commissioned in January 1944. In Summer 1944 she operated in Marianas area and effectively attacked Bonin, Iwo Jima, Chichi Jima, Ha Ha Jima, Guam, Rota, Saipan and Palau. Also he strikes Japanese convoys. In September 1944 she supported Peleliu invasion. In October 1944 she attacked Leyte, Philippines. In the end of month she took part in the Battle of the Sibuyan Sea. She helped to sink Musashi battleship and Zuiho aircraft carrier. latest days of the First Indochina War. On October 30th, 1944 she was heavily damaged by kamikadze attack. 56 crewmen were killed, 60 were wounded. She sailed to the USA for repairing. From November 1944 to February 1945 she was repaired in USA and has pilots qualification for strikes on the Japanese homeland. In March 1945 she started strikes against Japanese homeland. On March 19th, 1945 she seriously damaged by Japanese aviation. 724 crewmen were killed. She returned to USA for repairing again. Despite heavy damages she had been successfully restored. However she saw no active-duty service. In February 1947 she was decommissioned to reserve.. In October 1952 she was reclassified CVA-13. In August 1953 she was reclassified CVS-13. In May 1959 she was reclassified AVT-8. In 1966 she was cold for scrapping.
Took part in wars:
Battle of Pacific Ocean (1941-1945)
Liberation of Philippines (1944-1945)
Allied Navy Aviation air raids on Japan (1944-1945)
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Chance Vought F4U Corsair [ 9 10 ].