ANTIETAM CVS 36

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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
    Essex (Long Hull) Class Carrier AKA Ticonderoga
    Keel Laid March 15 1943 - Launched August 20 1944

  1. '''USS ANTIETAM CV-36'''
    Commissioned January 28 1945 - Decommissioned June 21 1949
    Recommissioned January 17 1951

  2. '''USS ANTIETAM CVA-36'''
    Redesignated Attack Aircraft Carrier (CVA) October 1952

  3. '''USS ANTIETAM CVS-36'''
    Redesignated Anti-Submarine Warfare Carrier (CVS) August 1953
    Placed In Commission In Reserve January 7 1963
    Decommissioned May 8 1963

    Struck from Naval Register May 1973
    Sold February 28 1974 to The Union Minerals & Alloys Corp. for scrap

Naval Covers

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  1. Antietam Covers Page 1    (1945-63)

 

Postmarks

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1st Commissioning January 28 1945 to June 21 1949


 
Locy Type
2(n)
1946-03-26
As CV-36
 
Locy Type
2z (B)
1945-07-18
As CV-36
Censored wartime (WWII) use
 
Locy Type
9#

(Br. #15472)
1945-07-06
to
1945-07-12
As CV-36
Mark from back of cover

2nd Commissioning January 17 1951 to May 8 1963


 
Locy Type
2 1954
1954-07-01
As CVS-36
 
Locy Type
2 1955
1957-02-26
As CVS-36
 
Locy Type
9efu

USCS Catalog
Illustration
A-80b
1955-10-05
As CVS-36
 
Locy Type
9efu

USCS Catalog
Illustration
A-80e
1954-07-01
As CVS-36
 
Locy Type
LDPS 2t(nu)
1963-01-05
As CVS-36
Last Day Postal Service

 

Other Information

ANTIETAM earned 2 Battle Stars for Korea service

'''NAMESAKE''' - A creek of north-central Maryland emptying into the Potomac River. The bloody and inconclusive Civil War Battle of Antietam (or Sharpsburg, as it is often called in the South) was fought along its banks on September 17 1862

 


 

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