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USS Randolph (CV-15)

World War II: USS Randolph (CV-15)

USS Randolph was an Essex-class carrier built for the US Navy during World War II and saw combat in the Pacific during that conflict.

USS Shangri-La (CV-38) was an Essex-class aircraft carrier that took part in the latter stages of World War II and served during the Vietnam War.

Tokyo Express: USS Shangri-La (CV-38)

USS Shangri-La comes alongside USS Attu to transfer personnel and supplies, 3 September

USS Randolph at anchor San Pedro Bay Leyte Gulf Philippines June 1945.

USS Randolph at anchor San Pedro Bay Leyte Gulf Philippines June

#Battleship New Jersey (BB-62) & aircraft carrier #Hancock (CV-19) take a pounding in heavy seas on 8 Nov. 1944. Photographed from the aircraft carrier #Intrepid (CV-11).

USS Battleship New Jersey & aircraft carrier USS Hancock take a pounding in heavy seas on 8 Nov. Photographed from the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid

USS Bon Homme Richard (CV-31) 1945

Essex class USS Bon Homme Richard with original wooden straight deck in My uncle served on her before WWII.

USS Wasp (CV-7).jpg

USS Wasp (CV was sunk by the IJN submarine in the South Pacific near Guadalcanal Sep 1942

HMS Implacable

This 1952 picture of the carrier, courtesy of Navy Pictures, is a darned nice stb'd quarter shot. These carriers do seem to have a character all their own, or perhaps that is just my imagination.

USS Yorktown was an aircraft carrier during World War II that fought at the Battle of the Coral Sea and was lost after the Battle of Midway.

The remarkable pagoda style bridgework of 14 in Japanese battleship Fuso, pictured in 1940. She and sister Yamashiro dated from the dreadnought era and saw little meaningful action until the battle of Surigao Strait in November 1944 since they were too slow: both were sunk in what was the last ever surface action between battleships.

IJN dreadnought battleship Fuso -- commissioned This photo shows her 2 froward superfiring twin turrets and the pagoda style mast. Fuso was lost October 1944 at the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

USS Shangri-La in war camouflage on shakedown cruise.  December 1944.

Taken at Trinidad, B., sometime between November 26 and December during her shakedown cruise. At this time Shangri-La was camouflaged in Design she was repainted in Ms. 21 in February in the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard.

The Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku, seen in September of 1941. The Zuikaku would soon sail toward Hawaii, one of six aircraft carriers used in the attack by the imperial Japanese Navy...

The Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku, seen in September of The Zuikaku would soon sail toward Hawaii, one of six aircraft carriers used in the attack by the Imperial Japanese Navy. Naval Historical Center) J

Carrier USS Hornet launching B-25s of the Doolittle raiders, 18 Apr 1942. (US National Archives)

[Photo] Hornet launching Doolittle raiders, 18 Apr 1942, photo 1 of 10

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