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USS hornet CVS-12, my first ship. My mother helped build it in the early forties, and twenty years later I served aboard her, during the Viet Nam war.

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Elements of Task Group 38.2 underway from Ulithi on 30 December 1944. Aircraft carriers are (front to back) INDEPENDENCE CVL-22, HORNET CV-12 and LEXINGTON CV-16. Cruisers at right are SAN JUAN CL-54 followed by CruDiv 17 ships.

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World War II: USS Hornet (CV-12)

USS Hornet operating near Okinawa, 27 March The ship is painted in camouflage Measure Design Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (photo #

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June 4, 1942: 09:00 Grumman F4F-4 Wildcats of VF-8 prepare to take off of the USS Hornet CV-8 during the Battle of Midway. (Note: The forward aircraft (F-9) was piloted by Ens. Charles M. Kelly Jr. His plane ran out of fuel and ditched in the ocean. Ens. Kelly's body was never found.

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USS Hornet (CV 12) - Portaerei classe Essex - battezzata in onore della precedente USS Hornet (CV-8) di Classe Yorktown affondata nell'ottobre 1942 - Propulsione 8 caldaie 4 turbine ad ingranaggio Westinghouse 150 000 shp (su 4 alberi motore) Velocità 33 (61 km/h) nodi Autonomia 20.000 n.mi. a 15 nodi (37.000 km a 28 km/h) Equipaggio 2600 uomini Armamento Corazzatura da 60 a 100 mm cintura Mezzi aerei da 90 a 100 aerei 3 ascensori (1 laterale, 2 al centro)

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