USS HORNET

Also known as: USS HORNET (CVS-12)
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington

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Description 

Launched in 1943, this Essex Class aircraft carrier was part of the wartime buildup of the U.S carrier force during World War II. Hornet's distinguished war career included participation in the invasion of Saipan and the Battle of the Philippine Sea; the amphibious landings on Palau, the Philippines, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa; and strikes against the Japanese home islands; later, she was reactivated for duty in both the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts. Hornet also acted as the recovery vessel for the command modules and crews of the first two manned landings on the moon. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 4, 1992

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 4, 1991
Reference number
91002065
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Essex
Areas of significance
Maritime History; Exploration/Settlement
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Water-related
Current function
Water-related
Periods of significance
1925-1949; 1950-1974
Significant years
1944; 1945; 1969

Update Log 

  • October 6, 2016: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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