She was commissioned in September 1937. During 1937-1941 she operated in both Atlantic and Pacific fleets. From May 1941 she took part in "Neutrality patrol" in the Atlantic. From early 1942 she transferred to the Pacific Ocean and took part in Marshalls-Gilberts raids and operated at New Guinea area. In Spring 1942 she took part in the Battle of the Coral Sea and was slightly damaged by Japanese aviation. On June 6th, 1942 during the Battle of Midway, her aircraft took part in Japanese carriers Hiryu and Soryu sank. However she was damaged by Japanese aviation too, than twice hit by submarine I-168. She sank on the next morning.
Took part in wars:
Battle of Pacific Ocean (1941-1945)
Battle of the Coral Sea (1942)
Battle of Midway (1942)
Curtiss SBC Helldiver [ 1 2 ];
Northrop BT-1 [ 1 ];
Grumman F2F/F3F/G-22/G-32/UC-103 [ 2 4 ];
Douglas SBD Dauntless/A-24 Banshee [ 2 ];
Douglas TBD Devastator [ 2 3 ];
Vought SB2U Vindicator/Chesapeake [ 3 ];
Grumman F4F Wildcat [ 6 ].