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USA
 |- Aircraft carriers
 |        CV-1 USS Langley
 |--- class Essex
 |        CV-9 USS Essex
 |        CV-10 USS Yorktown
 |        CV-11 USS Intrepid
 |        CV-12 USS Hornet
 |        CV-13 USS Franklin
 |        CV-16 USS Lexington
 |        CV-17 USS Bunker Hill
 |        CV-18 USS Wasp
 |        CV-20 USS Bennington
 |        CV-31 USS Bon Homme Richard
 |        CV-33 USS Kearsarge
 |        CV-34 USS Oriskany
 |--- class Ranger
 |        CV-4 USS Ranger
 |--- class Ticonderoga
 |        CV-14 USS Ticonderoga
 |        CV-15 USS Randolph
 |        CV-19 USS Hancock
 |        CV-21 USS Boxer
 |        CV-32 USS Leyte
 |        CV-36 USS Antietam
 |        CV-37 USS Princeton
 |        CV-38 USS Shangri-La
 |        CV-39 USS Lake Champlain
 |        CV-40 USS Tarawa
 |        CV-45 USS Valley Forge
 |        CV-47 USS Philippine Sea
 |--- class Lexington
 |        CV-2 USS Lexington
 |        CV-3 USS Saratoga
 |--- class Yorktown
 |        CV-5 USS Yorktown
 |        CV-6 USS Enterprise
 |        CV-8 USS Hornet
 |--- class Wasp
 |        CV-7 USS Wasp
 |- Attack aircraft carriers
 |--- class Essex
 |        CVA-9 USS Essex
 |        CVA-10 USS Yorktown
 |        CVA-11 USS Intrepid
 |        CVA-12 USS Hornet
 |        CVA-16 USS Lexington
 |        CVA-18 USS Wasp
 |        CVA-20 USS Bennington
 |        CVA-31 USS Bon Homme Richard
 |        CVA-33 USS Kearsarge
 |        CVA-34 USS Oriskany
 |--- class Ticonderoga
 |        CVA-14 USS Ticonderoga
 |        CVA-15 USS Randolph
 |        CVA-19 USS Hancock
 |        CVA-21 USS Boxer
 |        CVA-32 USS Leyte
 |        CVA-36 USS Antietam
 |        CVA-37 USS Princeton
 |        CVA-38 USS Shangri-La
 |        CVA-39 USS Lake Champlain
 |        CVA-40 USS Tarawa
 |        CVA-45 USS Valley Forge
 |        CVA-47 USS Philippine Sea
 |--- class Midway
 |        CVA-41 USS Midway
 |        CVA-42 USS Franklin D.Roosevelt
 |        CVA-43 USS Coral Sea
 |--- class Kitty Hawk
 |        CVA-63 USS Kitty Hawk
 |        CVA-64 USS Constellation
 |        CVA-66 USS America
 |        CVA-67 USS John F.Kennedy
 |--- class Forrestal
 |        CVA-59 USS Forrestal
 |        CVA-60 USS Saratoga
 |        CVA-61 USS Ranger
 |        CVA-62 USS Independence
 |- Anti-submarine warfare support carriers
 |--- class Essex
 |        CVS-9 USS Essex
 |        CVS-10 USS Yorktown
 |        CVS-11 USS Intrepid
 |        CVS-12 USS Hornet
 |        CVS-16 USS Lexington
 |        CVS-18 USS Wasp
 |        CVS-20 USS Bennington
 |        CVS-33 USS Kearsarge
 |--- class Ticonderoga
 |        CVS-14 USS Ticonderoga
 |        CVS-15 USS Randolph
 |        CVS-21 USS Boxer
 |        CVS-32 USS Leyte
 |        CVS-36 USS Antietam
 |        CVS-37 USS Princeton
 |        CVS-38 USS Shangri-La
 |        CVS-39 USS Lake Champlain
 |        CVS-40 USS Tarawa
 |        CVS-45 USS Valley Forge
 |        CVS-47 USS Philippine Sea
 |- Escort aircraft сarriers
 |--- class Boque/Attacker
 |        CVE-8 USS Block Island
 |        CVE-9 USS Bogue
 |        CVE-12 USS Copahee
 |        CVE-13 USS Core
 |        CVE-21 USS Block Island
 |        CVE-34 USS Pybus
 |        CVE-35 USS Baffins
 |        CVE-36 USS Bolinas
 |        CVE-41 USS Edisto
 |        CVE-42 USS Estero
 |        CVE-49 USS St.Andrews
 |--- class Commencement Bay
 |        CVE-106 USS Block Island
 |        CVE-109 USS Cape Gloucester
 |        CVE-112 USS Siboney
 |        CVE-114 USS Rendova
 |        CVE-115 USS Bairoko
 |        CVE-116 USS Badoeng Strait
 |        CVE-118 USS Sicily
 |        CVE-120 USS Mindoro
 |        CVE-122 USS Palau
 |--- class Sangamon
 |        CVE-26 USS Sangamon
 |        CVE-27 USS Suwannee
 |        CVE-29 USS Santee
 |--- class Casablanca
 |        CVE-56 USS Liscome Bay
 |        CVE-60 USS Guadalcanal
 |        CVE-61 USS Manila Bay
 |        CVE-62 USS Natoma Bay
 |        CVE-64 USS Tripoli
 |        CVE-65 USS Wake Island
 |        CVE-67 USS Solomons
 |        CVE-70 USS Fanshaw Bay
 |        CVE-72 USS Tulagi
 |        CVE-73 USS Gambier Bay
 |        CVE-74 USS Nehenta Bay
 |        CVE-75 USS Hoggatt Bay
 |        CVE-77 USS Marcus Island
 |        CVE-80 USS Petrof Bay
 |        CVE-81 USS Rudyerd Bay
 |        CVE-82 USS Saginaw Bay
 |        CVE-83 USS Sargent Bay
 |        CVE-91 USS Makassar Strait
 |        CVE-93 USS Makin Island
 |--- class Avenger/Charger
 |        CVE-30 USS Charger
 |--- class Long Island
 |        CVE-1 USS Long Island
 |- Light aircraft сarriers
 |--- class Independence
 |        CVL-22 USS Independence
 |        CVL-23 USS Princeton
 |        CVL-24 USS Belleau Wood
 |        CVL-25 USS Cowpens
 |        CVL-26 USS Monterey
 |        CVL-27 USS Langley
 |        CVL-28 USS Cabot
 |        CVL-30 USS San Jacinto
 |--- class Saipan
 |        CVL-48 USS Saipan
 |- Helicopter escort carriers
 |--- class Commencement Bay
 |        CVHE-109 USS Cape Gloucester
 |- Seaplane tenders
 |        AV-3 USS Langley
 |- Large aircraft carriers
 |--- class Midway
 |        CVB-41 USS Midway
 |        CVB-42 USS Franklin D.Roosevelt
 |        CVB-43 USS Coral Sea
 |- Landing platform helicopter
 |--- class Ticonderoga
 |        LPH-4 USS Boxer
 |        LPH-5 USS Princeton
 |        LPH-8 USS Valley Forge
 |- Nuclear-powered supercarriers
 |        CVN-65 USS Enterprise
 |--- class Nimitz
 |        CVN-68 USS Nimitz
 |        CVN-69 USS Dwight D.Eisenhower
 |        CVN-70 USS Carl Vinson
 |        CVN-71 USS Theodore Roosevelt
 |        CVN-72 USS Abraham Lincoln
 |        CVN-73 USS George Washington
 |        CVN-74 USS John C.Stennis
 |        CVN-75 USS Harry S.Truman
 |- Aircraft transports
 |--- class Boque/Attacker
 |        T-AKV-41 USNS Core
 |- Training aircraft carriers
 |--- class Essex
 |        CVT-16 USS Lexington
 |--- class Forrestal
 |        AVT-59 USS Forrestal
 |- Supercarriers
 |--- class Midway
 |        CV-41 USS Midway
 |        CV-43 USS Coral Sea
 |--- class Kitty Hawk
 |        CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk
 |        CV-64 USS Constellation
 |        CV-66 USS America
 |        CV-67 USS John F.Kennedy
 |--- class Forrestal
 |        CV-59 USS Forrestal
 |        CV-60 USS Saratoga
 |        CV-61 USS Ranger
 |        CV-62 USS Independence
 |- Major communications relay ships
 |--- class Saipan
 |        AGMR-2 USS Arlington
 |- Nuclear-powered attack carriers
 |        CVAN-65 USS Enterprise
 |- Amphibious assault ships
 |--- class Tarawa
 |        LHA-1 USS Tarawa
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CV-20 USS Bennington (1944-1946)
CV-20 USS Bennington Type: Aircraft carriers
Class: Essex
Displacement: 27100-36380
Aircraft capacity: 90-100
Fate: converted/reclassified
  • In February 1945 she took part in strikes against the Japanese home islands.
  • In March-June 1945 she support the Okinawa campaign.
  • In April 1945 her planes participated in the attacks on the Japanese task force moving through the East China Sea which resulted in the sinking of the Japanese battleship Yamato and other ships.
  • In July-August 1945 she took part in strikes against the Japanese home islands.
  • She supported the occupation of Japan until October 1945.
  • In November 1946 she went out of commission in reserve.

    Took part in wars:
    Battle of Pacific Ocean (1941-1945)
    Battle of Okinawa (1945)
    Allied Navy Aviation air raids on Japan (1944-1945)

    Aircraft:
    USA
          Curtiss SB2C Helldiver/A-25 Shrike [ 6 ];
          Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger [ 8 ];
          Chance Vought F4U Corsair [ 9 ];
          Grumman F6F Hellcat [ 10 ];
          Grumman F8F Bearcat [ 2 ].

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  • CVA-20 USS Bennington (1952-1959)
    CVA-20 USS Bennington Type: Attack aircraft carriers
    Class: Essex
    Fate: converted/reclassified
  • During 1950-1952 she was modernization at New York Naval Shipyard.
  • In November 1952 she was recommissioned as CVA-20.
  • On April 27th, 1953 a downcomer tube in Boiler Room One slipped loose which caused an explosion, killed 11 men, and wounded four others.
  • On May 26,th 1954 while cruising off Narragansett Bay, the fluid in one of her catapults exploded, which killed 103 crewmen and injured 201.
  • On May 7th, 1957, while docked in Sydney, ten University of Sydney students dressed as pirates boarded the aircraft carrier and "captured" the ship.


    Aircraft:
    USA
          Douglas AD/A-1 Skyraider [ 8 15 16 18 ];
          Grumman F9F Panther/Cougar [ 10 11 20 24 ];
          Grumman F11F Tiger [ 3 ];
          North American FJ-1/FJ-2/FJ-3/FJ-4 Fury [ 12 13 16 19 20 ].

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  • CVS-20 USS Bennington (1959-1970)
    CVS-20 USS Bennington Type: Anti-submarine warfare support carriers
    Class: Essex
    Fate: scrapped
  • In 1960 was on hand for the 1960 Laotian Crisis.
  • She had three tours of duty, between 1965 and 1968, in the Vietnam War.
  • She was the prime recovery vessel for the unmanned Apollo 4 mission in November 1967.
  • She was decommissioned on January 15th, 1970.
  • She was sold for scrapping in January 1994.

    Took part in wars:
    Laotian Civil War (Secret War) (1960-1975)
    Vietnam War (1st period) (1965-1968)

    Aircraft:
    USA
          Grumman S-2 Tracker [ 3 6 8 ];
          Sikorsky S-58/H-34 Choctaw/Wessex [ 4 ];
          Sikorsky S-61/H-3 Sea King/Commando [ 2 ].

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