Monterey file photo [2593]


CountryUnited States
Ship ClassIndependence-class Light Carrier
BuilderNew York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, NJ
Laid Down29 Dec 1941
Launched28 Feb 1943
Commissioned17 Jun 1943
Decommissioned16 Jan 1956
Displacement11,000 tons full
Length623 feet
Beam72 feet
Draft26 feet
MachineryGeneral Electric geared turbines with four screws
Power Output100,000 shaft horsepower
Speed31 knots
Armament24x40mm, 22x20mm anti-aircraft


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Ford aboard Monterey, seated second from the right in the front row, 24 Oct 1943USS Alabama, USS Monterey, and USS Indiana (background) en route to Gilbert Islands, 12 Nov 1943; photo taken from USS LexingtonMen of USS Monterey playing basketball in the carrierTBM-1C Avenger bombers prepared to take off from Monterey to attack targets on Tinian, Jun 1944
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Monterey Operational Timeline

17 Jun 1943 Monterey was commissioned into service.
3 Sep 1944 Task Group 12.5 consisting of carrier USS Monterey, cruisers USS Chester, USS Pensacola, USS Salt Lake City, and destroyers USS Cummings, USS Reid, and USS Dunlap conducted a bombardment of Japanese positions on Wake Island in the Pacific.
18 Dec 1944 Many ships from the United States Third Fleet, Task Force 38 sailed into Typhoon Cobra in the Philippine Sea. Three destroyers and 790 men were lost.
21 Jan 1945 USS Monterey arrived at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for an overhaul and repairs of battle and typhoon damage.
24 Mar 1945 USS Monterey departed Puget Sound Naval Shipyard after repairs.
16 Jan 1956 Monterey was decommissioned from service.

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1. Anonymous says:
29 Dec 2011 09:11:59 PM

My parents is GUMERSINDO DE WENDT battleship Monterrey navy Uss. fron 1941
More iformation plis.
2. steve dugas says:
8 Apr 2013 04:57:27 PM

found a christmas card from Monterey michail j matishad sent to someone near Ellwood city pa most likely 1944
3. Jim says:
3 Dec 2014 09:40:06 AM

My father was Leo Bray. does Anybody remember him
4. Glenn Tollis says:
13 Aug 2015 11:24:00 PM

Hi There, does anyone remember a crewman named Samuel Brelsford? He was from Belfast originally, then joined the US Navy. i am his grandson in Australia, any help would be great.

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Ford aboard Monterey, seated second from the right in the front row, 24 Oct 1943
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