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Aircraft Carriers

AIRCRAFT CARRIERS ON THE NAVY LIST, 1947 CV 6 Enterprise Decomm 17 Feb 1947. Rec CVA 6, 1 Oct 1952. Rec CVS

6, 8 Aug 1953. Stricken 20 Oct 1956. Sold 2 Jul 1958, BU Kearny. CV 9 Essex Out of comm 9 Jan 1947-15 Jan 1951. Modernized

(27A), Puget Sd NSYd Feb 1949-Jan 1951. Damaged by aircraft crash

Carolina, 10 Nov 1966. Ran aground off Puerto Rico, 21 Jan 1967. Recovered space craft Apollo 7 and crew of three after a 10-day flight, south of Bermuda, 11 Oct 1968. Decomm 30 Jun 1969. Stricken 1 Jun 1973. Sold 14 May 1975, BU Kearny, NJ. 4Korea K-6 K-7 K-8 K-9; Lebanon Jul-Aug 1958, Taiwan Straits Sep 1958, Cuba Apr 1961, Jan 1962, Cuban missile crisis Oct-Nov 1962.