PRINCETON CVL 23

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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.

    Cleveland Class Light Cruiser
    Ordered July 1 1940
    Keel Laid June 2 1941 as Light Cruiser TALLAHASSEE CL-61
    Reclassified February 16 1942 as Independence Class Light Aircraft Carrier (CV)
    Reordered March 18 1942
    Renamed March 31 1942
    Launched October 18 1942

  1. USS PRINCETON CV-23
    Commissioned February 25 1943

  2. USS PRINCETON CVL-23
    Redesignated Small Aircraft Carrier (CVL) July 15 1943
    LOST (Scuttled) October 24 1944 during the Battle of Leyte Gulf

    Struck from Naval Register November 13 1944

 

Naval Covers

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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

Date From
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Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
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Cover Image


 

USPO Duplex

"Navy Yard Station"

Philadelphia PA

1941-06-02

GregCiesielski Tallahassee CL61 19410602 1 Front.jpg

No Image

TALLAHASSEE CL-61
Keel Laid, cachet by Dr. S. E. Hutnick


 

USPO Machine

Camden, N.J.

1942-10-18

JonBurdett princeton cv23 19421018.jpg
JonBurdett princeton cv23 19421018 cach.jpg

PRINCETON CV-23 Launching



 

Locy Type
2z*

1943-05-16

GregCiesielski Princeton CV23 19430516 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Princeton CV23 19430516 1 Front.jpg

As CV-23
Official Business


 

Locy Type
2z*

1943-08-25

GregCiesielski Princeton CVL23 19430825 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Princeton CVL23 19430825 1 Front.jpg

As CVL-23
Censored Sailor's Mail


 

Locy Type
2z*

1944-01-25

GregCiesielski Princeton CVL23 19440125 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Princeton CVL23 19440125 1 Front.jpg

As CVL-23
Censored Sailor's Mail


 

Locy Type
2z*

1944-09-26

GregCiesielski Princeton CVL23 19440926 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Princeton CVL23 19440926 1 Front.jpg

As CVL-23
Censored Sailor's Mail


 

Locy Type
2z*

1944

GregCiesielski Princeton CVL23 1944 1 Front.jpg

No Image

As CVL-23
Censored Sailor's Mail. Day and Month unreadable.


 

Other Information

PRINCETON earned nine battle stars for her World War II service

NAMESAKE - A borough in west central New Jersey, scene of a famous Revolutionary War battle January 2–3 1777 and birthplace of Capt. Robert F. Stockton

 


 

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