USS Cabot

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassIndependence-class Light Carrier
BuilderNew York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, NJ
Laid Down16 Mar 1942
Launched4 Apr 1943
Commissioned24 Jul 1943
Decommissioned11 Feb 1947
Displacement11000 tons full
Length623 feet
Beam72 feet
Draft26 feet
MachineryGeneral Electric geared turbines with four screws
Power Output100000 SHP
Speed31 knots
Armament24x40mm, 22x20mm anti-aircraft
Armor5" belt, 2" deck, 0.5" conning tower
Recommissioned27 Oct 1948
Second Decommission21 Jan 1955
Transferred to Spain30 Aug 1967


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24 Jul 1943 Cabot was commissioned into service.
11 Feb 1947 Cabot was decommissioned from service.


Launching of the Light Carrier Cabot, 4 Apr 1943, Camden, New Jersey, United States.US Navy ships at anchor in the Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, early Dec 1944. Note that this is a reverse angle and distant view of the ships in the famous “Murderers’ Row” photograph but a day or two earlier.Captain Walton Smith of the Independence-class carrier USS Cabot on the bridge with war correspondent Ernie Pyle off Japan, Feb 1945. Note inscription by Pyle.Ships of the US fleet at Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, 8 Feb 1945. Visible are 7 large carriers, 3 light carriers, 3 battleships, and numerous cruisers, destroyers, and support vessels including 1 hospital ship.
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Launching of the Light Carrier Cabot, 4 Apr 1943, Camden, New Jersey, United States.
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