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USS Ticonderoga (CV 14)

- formerly HANCOCK -
- later CVA 14, CVS 14 -
- decommissioned -


USS TICONDEROGA was the sixth ESSEX - class aircraft carrier and the fourth ship in the Navy to bear the name. USS TICONDEROGA was reclassified as CVA 14 on October 1, 1952, and on October 21, 1969, became CVS 14.

On September 1, 1973, the TICONDEROGA was decommissioned after a board of inspection and survey found her to be unfit for further naval service. Her name was struck from the Navy list on November 16, 1973, and the carrier was sold for scrap on September 1, 1975.

General Characteristics:Awarded: 1940
Keel laid: February 1, 1943
Launched: February 7, 1944
Commissioned: May 8, 1944
Decommissioned: January 9, 1947
Recommissioned: January 31, 1952
Decommissioned: April 4, 1952
Recommissioned: September 11, 1954
Decommissioned: November 16, 1973
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va.
Propulsion system: 8 boilers
Propellers: four
Aircraft elevators: three
Arresting gear cables: four
Catapults: two
Length: 888.5 feet (270.8 meters)
Flight Deck Width: 191.9 feet (58.5 meters)
Beam: 101 feet (30.8 meters)
Draft: 30.8 feet (9.4 meters)
Displacement: approx. 41,700 tons full load
Speed: 33 knots
Planes: 80-100 planes
Crew: approx. 3448   as CVS: 115 offiers and 1500 enlisted
Armament: see down below


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS TICONDEROGA. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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USS TICONDEROGA Cruise Books:


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Accidents aboard USS TICONDEROGA:

DateWhereEvents
November 21, 1955MediterraneanSix sailors are killed as a result of a jet landing mishap on the deck of the USS TICONDEROGA.
July 23, 1958off CaliforniaA fuel tank accidentally falls from a FJ4B Fury fighter being launched from the USS TICONDEROGA, killing two.
January 27, 1961Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Calif.USS TICONDEROGA suffers a brief fire when a diesel generator blows up while the ship is in port.
December 5, 1965western PacificWhile the USS TICONDEROGA is en route from operations off Vietnam to Yokosuka, Japan, an A-4E aircraft of VA-56 loaded with one B43 nuclear weapon goes overboard. The aircraft was being rolled from the number 2 hangar bay to the number 2 elevator when it rolled off the elevator with the pilot LTJG D. M. Webster and the bomb and sank in 2700 fathoms of water. A search fails to find the pilot. The Department of Defense states this accident took place "more than 500 miles from land" when it reveals the accident in 1981. However, Navy documents show the accident occurred about 80 miles east of the Japanese Ryuku Island chain and 250 miles south of Kyushu Island, Japan, and about 200 miles east of Okinawa.


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USS TICONDEROGA Patch Gallery:

Apollo 16 RecoveryApollo 17 RecoveryWestPac '65-'67 V-6 Div.


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