Independance Class

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Independence class Aircraft carriers of the US navy, USS Independence, USS Princeton, USS Belleau wood, USS Cowpens, USS Monterey, USS Langley, USS Cabot, USS Bataan, USS San Jacinto. All launched and commissioned into the US navy in 1943.  These light Aircraft carriers were converted from the Cleveland class Cruisers as an emergency measure.

Displacement: 10.662 tons,  Full load 14,750 tons.  Speed: 31.6 knots, range, 13,000 nm. at 15 knots.  Compliment: 1569  Armament:  twenty four 40mm guns  and Twenty two 20mm AA guns.  30 aircraft.

USS Independence (CVL22) 22nd August 1942 Scrapped by 29th January 1951.
USS Princeton (CVL23) 18th October 1942 Sunk on 24th October 1944.
USS Belleau Wood (CVL24) 6th December 1942 Transferred to France in September 1953.
USS Cowpens (CVL25) 17th January 1943 Transferred to France in September 1953.
USS Monterey (CVL26) 28th February 1943    Scrapped on 1st June 1970.
USS Langley (CVL27) 22nd May 1943 Transferred to France in January 1951. 
USS Cabot (CVL28) 4th April 1943                   Transferred to Spain on 30th August 1967.
USS Bataan (CVL29) 1st August 1943 Sold for scrap on 1st September 1959.
USS San Jacinto (CVL30) 26th September 1943 Scrapped on 1st June 1970.

USS Independence

CV22 USS Independence, 12th March 1943, Navy Yard, Philadelphia

Order Code CV22

One copy only of original 1940's printed photo plate, 10" x 8" available, price ?15.  Please note image shown has been cropped for website purpose and more sky and sea and text is shown on the photo plate.   Please add post of  ?3 post for UK ?10 overseas, recorded airmail order photograph here

CV22 USS Independence 12th March 1943

Order Code CV22B

One copy only of original 1940's printed photo plate, 10" x 8" available, price ?15.  Please note image shown has been cropped for website purpose and more sky and sea and text is shown on the photo plate.   Please add post of  ?3 post for UK ?10 overseas, recorded airmail order photograph here

USS Belleau Wood

CV24 USS Belleau Wood, 18th April 1943, Navy Yard Philadelphia.

Order Code CV24

One copy only of original 1940's printed photo plate, 10" x 8" available, price ?15.  Please note image shown has been cropped for website purpose and more sky and sea and text is shown on the photo plate.   Please add post of  ?3 post for UK ?10 overseas, recorded airmail order photograph here

CV24 USS Belleau Wood, 18th April 1943, Navy Yard, Philadelphia

Order Code CV24B

One copy only of original 1940's printed photo plate, 10" x 8" available, price ?15.  Please note image shown has been cropped for website purpose and more sky and sea and text is shown on the photo plate.   Please add post of  ?3 post for UK ?10 overseas, recorded airmail order photograph here

USS Cowpens

USS Cowpens.  Submitted by Gary Fletcher

USS Cabot

USS Cabot Submitted by Gary Fletcher