HORNET CV 8

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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.

    Yorktown Class Aircraft Carrier
    Keel Laid 25 September 1939 - Launched 14 December 1940

  1. USS HORNET CV-8
    Commissioned 20 October 1941
    SUNK by Enemy action 27 October 1942 Battle of Santa Cruz Islands
    111 of her crew were lost with the ship and remain on duty
HORNET CV8 PATCH.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Hornet CV-8 Covers Page 1    (1939-1942)

 

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


 

Locy Type
FDC 3 (A-OBO)

"THE FIRST /
WATCH"

1941-10-20

GregCiesielski Hornet CV8 19411020 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Hornet CV8 19411020 1 Front.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by Walter Czubay


 

Locy Type
FDC 9v

1941-10-20

GregCiesielski Hornet CV8 19411020 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Hornet CV8 19411020 2 Front.jpg

First Day in Commission


 

Locy Type
FDC 9efw

1941-10-20

Bunter Hornet CV 8 19411020 2 pm1.jpg
Bunter Hornet CV 8 19411020 2 front.jpg

First Day in Commission


 

Locy Type
FDC 9x

1941-10-20

Bunter Hornet CV 8 19411020 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Hornet CV 8 19411020 1 front.jpg

First Day in Commission


 

Locy Type
3z (BTT)

1942-03-27

JonBurdett hornet cv8 19420327 pm.jpg
JonBurdett hornet cv8 19420327.jpg

Note:

 

Other Information

USS HORNET earned the American Defense Service Medal w/ "Fleet" clasp, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 4 Battle stars and the World War II Victory Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Named to commemorate six US warships which had previously borne the name. A "Hornet" is "a large strong wasp whose sting is severe."

The ships sponsor was Mrs. William F. Knox, wife of Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox.

Eight ships of the US Navy have borne the name HORNET - USS Hornet (1775), USS Hornet (1805 sloop), USS Hornet (1805 brig), USS Hornet (1813), USS Hornet (1865), USS Hornet (1898), USS Hornet CV-8 and USS Hornet CV-12

 


 

If you have images or information to add to this page, then either contact the Curator or edit this page yourself and add it. See Editing Ship Pages for detailed information on editing this page.

 


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