622.5' x 71.5' x 26'
28 x 40mm AA guns
40 x 20mm cannons
Built by New York Shipbuilding Corporation in Camden, NJ. Laid down October 26 1942 as a light cruiser USS Newark (CL-100). On June 2, 1942 redesignated USS Reprisal (CV-30). Renamed USS San Jacinto on January 30, 1943. While under construction converted, into an Independence class light carrier CVL-30. Launched September 26, 1943 sponsored by Mary Gibbs Jones, wife of U.S. Commerce Secretary Jesse H. Jones). Commissioned November 15 1943 with Captain Harold M. Martin in command.
After a shakedown cruise, she transited the Panama Canal to San Diego and Pearl Harbor then to Majuro Lagoon assigned to fast carrier striking force Task Force 58/38 (TF-58, TF-38) and embarked carrier aircraft from Carrier Air Group 51 (CAG-51).
On March 1, 1947 decommissioned and placed into the Pacific Reserve Fleet at San Diego. On May 15, 1959 reclassified as an auxiliary aircraft transport (AVT-5). On June 1, 1970 struck from the U. S. Navy list. On December 15, 1971 sold for scrap to National Metal and Steel Corporation and scrapped afterwards.
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February 7, 2018