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What happened to the USS Hornet CV 12?

What happened to the USS Hornet CV 12?

She played a minor role in the Vietnam War during the 1960s and in the Apollo program, recovering the Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 astronauts as they returned from the Moon. Hornet was decommissioned in 1970….USS Hornet (CV-12)

United States
Launched 30 August 1943
Commissioned 29 November 1943
Decommissioned 15 January 1947

How long is the USS Hornet CV 12?

266 m
USS Hornet/Length

Are there 2 USS Hornets?

The late Paul Allen’s research team discovered the wreckage of World War II’s USS Hornet (CV-8), the aircraft carrier that launched the Doolittle Raid and participated in the Battle of Midway before being sunk in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands by Japanese dive bombers, torpedo planes and ship-launched torpedoes.

Who was the commander of the USS Hornet?

Before Task Force 58 departed Majuro on 13 April, Rear Admiral Joseph J. Clark had hoisted his flag in Hornet as commander of Task Group 58.1 that consisted of his flagship and the three Independence -class light carriers, Cowpens, Belleau Wood and Bataan.

When did the USS Hornet recover Apollo 11?

In 1966, Hornet recovered AS-202, an unmanned Apollo Command Module before being designated the primary recovery ship for Apollo 11 three years later. On July 24, 1969, helicopters from Hornet recovered Apollo 11 and its crew after the first successful moon landing.

How big was the waterline armor belt on the USS Hornet?

The waterline armor belt of the carriers was 10 feet (3 m) high, 508 feet (155 m) long and covered the middle 62% of the hull. It was 4 inches (102 mm) thick, tapering to 2.5 inches (64 mm) at its bottom edge.

Where are the radars located on the USS Hornet?

The Essex -class carriers were designed with little space reserved for radar and the additional systems added while under construction contributed to the general overcrowding of the crew and the cramped island of the ships. Hornet was completed with most of her radars mounted on the tripod mast atop her island.