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U.S.S. Hancock CVA-19

ex-Ticonderoga
Ticonderoga class
CV 19 - CVA 19 - CV 19
DANFS History

Built by Bethlehem Quincy. Laid down 26 Jan 1943, renamed 1 May 1943, launched 24 Jan 1944, commissioned 15 April 1944.

Served with the Carrier TF during WWII. Damaged by explosion 21 Jan 1945, kamikaze 7 April 1945. Decommissioned to reserve 9 May 1947.

SCB 27C reconstruction at Bremerton Navy Yard started 5 Dec 1951, completed and recommissioned 1 March 1954. Redesignated as an attack carrier (CVA 19) 1 October 1952 while in overhaul. SCB 125 angled deck modernization at San Francisco Navy 13 April 1956 to 15 Nov 1956.

In later years served as a light attack carrier off Vietnam. Redesignated as a multi-mission aircraft carrier (CV 19) 30 June 1975, but role did not change. Decommissioned 30 Jan 1976, stricken for disposal 31 Jan 1976. Subsequently sold and scrapped.

West Pac
67 - 69
Statistical Box Score

Deployed 228 Days - 16 June, 1967 To 31 January, 1968

Steamed 92,645 Nautical Miles

Launched 15,421 Aircraft

Recovered 15,177 Aircraft

Flew 9,552 Combat and Combat Support Sorties

Dropped 7,500 Tons of Weapons On North Vietnam

Flew 181 Major Strikes In Northeast Sector (Critical Sector)

Conducted 212 Underway Replenishments

Consumed 19,741,749 Gallons Of Black Oil

Consumed 11,230,000 Gallons Of Jet Fuel

Consumed 974,000 Gallons Of Aviation Gas

- 1,398 Combat Awards Recommended -

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USS Hancock Association

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02/27/2006

 

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