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Basic drawing for the proposed new class of United States aircraft carrier, a variation known as Design 9F, that would essentially be adopted for the Essex and the Essex-class, 23 Sep 1941The launching of the USS Lexington (Essex-class) at the Bethlehem Steel Company shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 26 Sep 1942. Note that the island structure is yet to be built.Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill just after launching at the Fore River yards, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, Dec 11, 1942. Note K-class airship from Airship Patrol Squadron ZP-11 overhead.F4U-1 Corsair bouncing up on the flight deck of USS Bunker Hill during an landing attempt, 1943; seen in Feb 1969 issue of US Navy publication Naval Aviation News
Basic drawing for the proposed new class of United States aircraft carrier, a variation known as Design 9F, that would essentially be adopted for the Essex and the Essex-class, 23 Sep 1941The launching of the USS Lexington (Essex-class) at the Bethlehem Steel Company shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 26 Sep 1942. Note that the island structure is yet to be built.Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill just after launching at the Fore River yards, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, Dec 11, 1942. Note K-class airship from Airship Patrol Squadron ZP-11 overhead.F4U-1 Corsair bouncing up on the flight deck of USS Bunker Hill during an landing attempt, 1943; seen in Feb 1969 issue of US Navy publication Naval Aviation News
SB2C Helldiver getting a wave-off from USS Bunker Hill, 1943. Note Helldiver in the distance with wheels up but flaps down, apparently preparing for a water landing.USS Essex at Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, 1 Feb 1943. Photo 1 of 2.USS Essex at Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, 1 Feb 1943. Photo 2 of 2.On the day of her commissioning, USS Lexington (Essex-class) makes slow headway through the icy waters of Boston harbor, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 17 Feb 1943.
SB2C Helldiver getting a wave-off from USS Bunker Hill, 1943. Note Helldiver in the distance with wheels up but flaps down, apparently preparing for a water landing.USS Essex at Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, 1 Feb 1943. Photo 1 of 2.USS Essex at Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, 1 Feb 1943. Photo 2 of 2.On the day of her commissioning, USS Lexington (Essex-class) makes slow headway through the icy waters of Boston harbor, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 17 Feb 1943.
USS Essex leaving Norfolk, Virginia, United States, for shakedown exercises, 15 Mar 1943.USS Essex on her shakedown cruise, 20 Mar 1943, with F6F aircraft in foreground and SBD in the backPortside broadside view of USS Yorktown (Essex-class) at Newport News, Virginia, United States, on her way to her commissioning ceremonies at Norfolk Navy Yard, 15 Apr 1943The colors being hoisted for the first time aboard the USS Yorktown (Essex-class) during the ship’s commissioning ceremonies, 15 Apr 1943 at Norfolk, Virginia, United States
USS Essex leaving Norfolk, Virginia, United States, for shakedown exercises, 15 Mar 1943.USS Essex on her shakedown cruise, 20 Mar 1943, with F6F aircraft in foreground and SBD in the backPortside broadside view of USS Yorktown (Essex-class) at Newport News, Virginia, United States, on her way to her commissioning ceremonies at Norfolk Navy Yard, 15 Apr 1943The colors being hoisted for the first time aboard the USS Yorktown (Essex-class) during the ship’s commissioning ceremonies, 15 Apr 1943 at Norfolk, Virginia, United States
USS Yorktown departing Newport News, Virginia, United States en route to her commissioning ceremony, 15 Apr 1943Overhead view of USS Yorktown (Essex-class) at Newport News, Virginia, United States, 27 Apr 1943USS Yorktown (Essex-class) at Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 27 Apr 1943USS Yorktown (Essex-class) at Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 27 Apr 1943
USS Yorktown departing Newport News, Virginia, United States en route to her commissioning ceremony, 15 Apr 1943Overhead view of USS Yorktown (Essex-class) at Newport News, Virginia, United States, 27 Apr 1943USS Yorktown (Essex-class) at Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 27 Apr 1943USS Yorktown (Essex-class) at Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 27 Apr 1943
USS Yorktown underway off Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 27 Apr 1943; note Measure 21 camouflage24 SBD, 11 F6F, and 18 TBF/TBM aircraft parked on the flight deck of carrier Essex, May 1943F6F-3 Hellcat fighter being prepared for launch aboard USS Yorktown during the carrierFlight deck of the USS Yorktown (Essex-class) crowded with aircraft, May 1943 in the Pacific. While he is not credited with this photo, this is probably a Charles Kerlee photograph.
USS Yorktown underway off Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 27 Apr 1943; note Measure 21 camouflage24 SBD, 11 F6F, and 18 TBF/TBM aircraft parked on the flight deck of carrier Essex, May 1943F6F-3 Hellcat fighter being prepared for launch aboard USS Yorktown during the carrier's shakedown cruise, May 1943Flight deck of the USS Yorktown (Essex-class) crowded with aircraft, May 1943 in the Pacific. While he is not credited with this photo, this is probably a Charles Kerlee photograph.

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