Bataan (Independence-class)

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassIndependence-class Light Carrier
Builder NameNew York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, NJ
Laid Down31 Aug 1942
Launched1 Aug 1943
Commissioned17 Nov 1943
Decommissioned11 Feb 1947
Displacement11,000 tons full
Length623 feet
Beam72 feet
Draft26 feet
MachineryGeneral Electric geared turbines with four screws
Power Output100,000 SHP
Speed31 knots
Crew1569
Armament24x40mm, 22x20mm anti-aircraft
Armor5
Aircraft30
Recommissioned13 May 1950
Second Decommission9 Apr 1954

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17 Nov 1943 Bataan (Independence-class) was commissioned into service.
11 Feb 1947 Bataan (Independence-class) was decommissioned from service.

Photographs

F6F-5N Hellcat night fighter with Night Fighting Squadron VFN-42 crashed against the island and Number 3 stack of Light Carrier USS Bataan off Hawaii, 21 Nov 1944. Note the array of radio and radar antennae.British cruiser HMS Belfast alongside American light carrier USS Bataan off the coast of Korea, 27 May 1952; note Bataan




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F6F-5N Hellcat night fighter with Night Fighting Squadron VFN-42 crashed against the island and Number 3 stack of Light Carrier USS Bataan off Hawaii, 21 Nov 1944. Note the array of radio and radar antennae.
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