HORNET CVS 12

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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 (Short Hull) Class Carrier
    Keel Laid 3 August 1942 as KEARSARGE
    Renamed 24 January 1943
    Launched 30 August 1943

  1. USS HORNET CV-12
    Commissioned 29 November 1943 - Decommissioned 15 January 1947
    Recommissioned March 20 1951

  2. USS HORNET CVA-12
    Redesignated Attack Carrier (CVA) October 1 1952

  3. USS HORNET CVS-12
    Converted to Anti-submarine Warfare Support Carrier (CVS) 27 June 1958
    Decommissioned 26 June 1970

    Struck from Naval Vessel Register 25 July 1989
    Dedicated as a Museum Ship 26 May 1998, located at Pier 3, Alameda Point, Alameda, CA
Hornet CVS12 Crest.jpg
Hornet CVS12 2 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Hornet CV/CVA/CVS-12 Covers Page 1    (1944-69)

 

Postmarks

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A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
 
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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link
To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Cover Image

Post Office Established 22 November 1943 - Disestablished 12 July 1946


 

Locy Type
2(n) Oct 27, 1945

1945-10-27

GregCiesielski Hornet CV12 19451027 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Hornet CV12 19451027 1 Front.jpg

As CV-12
Navy Day


 

Locy Type
2(n)

1946-05-28

JohnGermann Hornet CV12 19460528 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Hornet CV12 19460528 1 Front.jpg

As CV-12
Cachet by Diana.


 

Locy Type
7z*

1944-07-21

Bunter Hornet CVS 12 19440721 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Hornet CVS 12 19440721 1 front.jpg

As CV-12


 

Locy Type
7z*

1944-12-06

GregCiesielski Hornet CV12 19441206 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Hornet CV12 19441206 1 Front.jpg

As CV-12
Censored, Marines mail


 

Locy Type
9efu

1944-11-20
to
1944-11-30

JonBurdett hornet cv12 19441120 pm.jpg
JonBurdett hornet cv12 19441120.jpg

As CV-12
Mark from back of cover


Post Office Reestablished 8 September 1953 - Disestablished 30 March 1970


 

Locy Type
FDPS 2r Sep 17, 1953

1953-09-17

JonBurdett hornet cva12 19530917r pm.jpg
JonBurdett hornet cva12 19530917.jpg

As CVA-12
First Day Postal Service


 

Locy Type
2(n+) (CVS,USS)

1966-08-25

JonBurdett hornet cvs12 19660825 pm.jpg
JonBurdett hornet cvs12 19660825.JPG

As CVS-12


 

Locy Type
2r 32 mm dial

1953-09-21

GregCiesielski Hornet CVA12 19530921 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Hornet CVA12 19530921 1 Front.jpg

As CVA-12


 

Locy Type
2r 34 mm dial

1955-03-05

Bunter Hornet CVS 12 19550305 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Hornet CVS 12 19550305 1 front.jpg

As CVA-12


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u)

1958-12-05

JonBurdett hornet cvs12 19581205 pm.jpg
JonBurdett hornet cvs12 19581205.jpg

As CVS-12


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u) (B,USS)

1969-11-24

JonBurdett hornet cvs12 19691124r pm.jpg
JonBurdett hornet cvs12 19691124.jpg

As CVS-12


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u) (A,USS)

1967-10-29

JonBurdett hornet cvs12 19671029r pm.jpg
JonBurdett hornet cvs12 19671029.JPG

As CVS-12


 

Locy Type
7t(n+u)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. H-80b

1969-07-24

JonBurdett hornet cvs12 19690724 pm.jpg
JonBurdett hornet cvs12 19690724.jpg

As CVS-12


 

Locy Type
7t(n+u)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. H-80c

1969-11-24

JonBurdett hornet cvs12 19691124-1 pm.jpg
JonBurdett hornet cvs12 19691124-1.jpg

As CVS-12


 

Locy Type
9ef(n+u) (USS)

1967-10-29

JonBurdett hornet cvs12 19671029r pm9.jpg
JonBurdett hornet cvs12 19671029.JPG

As CVS-12

 

Other Information

USS HORNET earned the Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon, the Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon w/ 2 bronze stars, the China Service Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 7 Campaign stars, the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Service Medal, w/ "Europe" clasp, the National Defense Service Medal w/ 1 bronze star, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal w/ 1 bronze star, the Vietnam Service Medal w/ 6 Campaign stars, the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon, the Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Medal with Palm), the Philippine Liberation Medal w/ 1 bronze star and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Named in Honor of USS HORNET CV-8 lost at Battle of Santa Cruz October 26 1942.

Eight ships of the US Navy have borne the name HORNET - USS Hornet (10-gun sloop 1775), USS Hornet (10-gun sloop 1805), USS Hornet (20-gun brig 1805), USS Hornet (5-gun schooner 1813), USS Hornet (Side-wheeled steamer 1865), USS Hornet (Dispatch vessel 1898) USS Hornet CV-8 and USS Hornet CVS-12.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Annie Reid Knox, wife of Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox.

 


 

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