Sangamon Class

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Sangamon Class Aircraft Carriers of the United States Navy.  Photos and history of the Sangamon Class Aircraft Carriers from their launch in 1939 through their war service to their scrapping after the war.  Sangamon Class Aircraft Carriers including USS Sangamon, USS Suwannee, USS Chenago and USS Santee.
USS Sangamon (CVE26) 4th November 1939 Participated in Operation Torch in 1942 and then moved to Pacific as transport, training and combat carrier. Damaged and repaired after bomb and kamikaze attacks. Scrapped 1948.
USS Suwannee (CVE27) 4th March 1939 Participated in Operation Torch in 1942 and then moved to Pacific. Damaged by bombs in October 1944 and by internal explosion in May 1945. Scrapped 1962.
USS Chenago (CVE28) 1st April 1939 Participated in Operation Torch and then moved to Pacific in 1943. Scrapped c1948.
USS Santee (CVE29) 4th March 1939 Participated in Operation Torch and then moved to Pacific in 1944 as supply and transport carrier. Torpedoed at Samar in 1944 but repaired. Scrapped c.1948.

USS Santee

CVE29 USS Santee, 11th September 1942, Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia

Order Code CVE29

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

CVE29 USS Santee, 11th September 1942, Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth Virginia

Order Code CVE29B

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

CVE29 USS Santee, 11th September 1942, Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia

Order Code CVE29C

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