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  USS Randolph CV-15
Essex-class aircraft carrier

27,100 Tons (standard)
888' x 93' x 28' 7" (as built)
(as built)
4 × Twin 5"
4 × single 5"
8 × Quad 40mm Bofors
46 × 20 mm cannons

(as built)
Aircraft: 90-100

Ship History
Built by Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA. Laid down May 10, 1943. Launched June 28, 1944 sponsored by Rose Gillette (wife of Guy M. Gillette, a US Senator from Iowa) as USS Randolph (CV-15). Commissioned on October 9, 1944 with Captain Felix Locke Baker, USN in command.


She was decommissioned in 1969 and sold for scrap in 1975.

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Last Updated
November 16, 2018


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