On 8th September 1952, Kearsarge joined the fast carrier Task Force 77 off the east coast of Korea 6 days later. For the next 5 months the carrier's planes flew nearly 6,000 sorties against Communist forces in North Korea. She completed her tour in late February 1953, returning to her home port of San Diego on 17 March, 1952. In 1953 she kept watch over the Formosa Straits to prevent the Communists from attacking the Chinese Nationalists on Taiwan. From 6 February to 13 February 1955 Kearsarge supported units of the fleet in the successful evacuation of 18,000 civilians and 20,000 military personnel from the Tachen islands during Battle of Dachen Archipelago.
Took part in wars:
Korean War (1950-1953)
Battle of Dachen Archipelago (1955)
Douglas AD/A-1 Skyraider [ 12 19 ];
North American AJ-1/AJ-2/A-2 Savage [ 4 ];
Grumman F9F Panther/Cougar [ 8 9 10 18 21 23 26 27 ];
Mc.Donnell F2H Banshee [ 3 4 5 ];
North American FJ-1/FJ-2/FJ-3/FJ-4 Fury [ 10 ].