She was originally laid down as CL-79 Wilmington cruiser, but finished as CL-28 Cabot carrier. She was commissioned in July 1943 as CVL-28 Cabot. In February-March 1944 she launched strikes on Roi, Namur, and the island stronghold of Truk, aiding in the neutralization of these Japanese bases as her part in the invasion of the Marshalls. In March-Aril 1944 she operated against Palaus, Yap, Ulithi, Woleai and Hollandia. In June 1944 she launched sorties in the key Battle of the Philippine Sea. In September-October 1944 she operated against Philippines, Formosa, Okinawa. On 25/26 October 1944 she took part in Battle of Leyte Gulf. In November 1944 she patrol off Luzon conducting strikes in support of operations ashore, and repelling desperate suicide attacks. On 25th November 1944 she was damaged by kamikaadze and sailed at Ulithi for permanent repairs. In December 1944 she back to action and strikes Luzon, Formosa, Indo-China, Hong Kong, and the Nansei Shoto in support of the Luzon operations. In February-March 1945 she pounded the Japanese homeland and the Bonins to suppress opposition to the invasion of Iwo Jima. Continued strikes against Kyushu and Okinawa in March prepared for the invasion of the latter island. Then she sailed to San Francisco for repair. In August 1945 she strikes against Wake Island and support the landings of occupation troops in the Yellow Sea area. She was placed out of commission in reserve at Philadelphia in February 1947. From 1948 she was used for training purposes and has cruises to the Caribbean and in European waters in 1952. She was commission in the reserve fleet at the Philadelphia in January 1955. She was reclassified AVT-3 in May 1959.
Took part in wars:
Battle of Pacific Ocean (1941-1945)
Allied Navy Aviation air raids on Japan (1944-1945)
Battle of the Philippine Sea (1944)
Battle of Okinawa (1945)
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