WRIGHT CC 2

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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.

    Saipan Class Light Aircraft Carrier
    Keel Laid 21 August 1944 - Launched 1 September 1945

  1. USS WRIGHT CVL-49
    Commissioned 9 February 1947 - Decommissioned 15 March 1956

  2. USS WRIGHT AVT-7
    Reclassified Auxiliary Aircraft Transport (AVT) 15 May 1959 while in reserve

  3. USS WRIGHT CC-2
    Recommissioned as Command Ship (CC) 11 May 1963
    Decommissioned 27 May 1970

    Struck from Naval Register 1 December 1977
    Sold 1 August 1980 for scrap
Wright CVL Crest.jpg
WRIGHT CC PATCH.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Wright CVL-49 / CC-2 Covers Page 1    (1950-1969)

 

Postmarks

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1st Commissioning 9 February 1947 to 15 March 1956


 

Locy Type
FDPS P

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. W-44

1947-02-09

GregCiesielski Wright CVL49 19470209 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Wright CVL49 19470219 1 Front.jpg

CVL-49. First Day of Postal Service


 

Locy Type 2

1954-02-17

GregCiesielski Wright CVL49 19540217 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Wright CVL49 19540217 1 Front.jpg

CVL-49. Cachet by George V. Sadworth


 

Locy Type 2(n)

1948-03-16

GregCiesielski Wright CVL49 19480316 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Wright CVL49 19480316 1 Front.jpg

CVL-49


 

Locy Type 2(n)

1948-10-27

GregCiesielski Wright CVL49 19481027 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Wright CVL49 19481027 1 Front.jpg

CVL-49. Navy Day 1948


 

Locy Type 2r

1955-01-03

GregCiesielski Wright CVL49 19520103 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Wright CVL49 19520103 1 Front.jpg

CVL-49


 

Locy Type
9ef(nu)

1951-08-17

GregCiesielski Wright CVL49 19510817 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Wright CVL49 19510817 1 Front.jpg

CVL-49


 

Locy Type
9efu

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. W-44a

1954-02-17

GregCiesielski Wright CVL49 19540217 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Wright CVL49 19540217 1 Front.jpg

CVL-49. Cachet by George V. Sadworth


 

Locy Type
FAKE

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. W-44h

1950-07-09

Bunter Wright CC 2 19500709 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Wright CC 2 19500709 1 front.jpg

Fake Postmark by Glenn W. Dye
 



2nd Commissioning 11 May 1963 to 27 May 1970


 

Locy Type
FDR F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. W-44g

1963-05-11

JonBurdett wright cc2 19630511r pm.jpg
JonBurdett wright cc2 19630511.jpg

CC-2. First Day Recommissioning, cachet by Morris W. Beck


 

Locy Type 2(n)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. W-44e

1963-05-27

JonBurdett wright cc2 19630527 pm.jpg
JonBurdett wright cc2 19630527.jpg

CC-2. Ships cachet.


 

Locy Type 2(n+)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. W-44f

1969-12-25

JonBurdett wright cc2 19691225 pm.jpg
JonBurdett wright cc2 19691225.jpg

CC-2. Cachet by the Admiral Farragut Chapter No. 3, USCS


 

Locy Type
LDPS 2(n+)

1970-03-31

GregCiesielski Wright CC2 19700331 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Wright CC2 19700331 1 Front.jpg

CC-2. Last Day of Postal Service, cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson

 

Other Information

USS WRIGHT earned the Navy Occupation Service Medal w/ "Europe" clasp, the National Defense Service Medal (2 awards), the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Korean Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Named after the Wright brothers: Wilbur (1867-1912) and Orville (1871-1948), aviation pioneers who made the first sustained, controlled, powered airplane flight in history, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, December 17, 1903.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Harold S. Miller, a niece of the Wright brothers.

Two ships of the US Navy have borne the name WRIGHT - USS Wright AV-1 and USS Wright CC-2. USS Wright AV-1 was named after Orville Wright, whereas USS Wright CC-2 was named after both of the brothers.

 


 

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