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CVS-9 USS Essex

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CVE-9 USS Essex

Builder

Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co

Newport News, Virgina

Laid down

28. April 1941 

Launched

31. July 1942

Commissioned

31. December 1942 as CV-9 USS Essex

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign

NAGO

Camouflage

Dec. 1942 - Apr. 1944
Apr. 1944 - Nov. 1944
Nov. 1944 - Jan. 1947
Jan. 1951 - Jun. 1969
Measures 21
Measures 32/6-10d
Measures
21
Measures 13

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NS Norfolk VA
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CVG-9
31. August 1943 - December 1943
West Pacific
VF-9 F6F-3 1-F-0
VB-9 SBD-5 1-B-0
VT-9 TBF-1 1-T-0
last update 3. January 2008
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CVG-9
16. January 1944 - 22. February 1944
West Pacific
VF-9 F6F-3 1-F-0
VB-9 SBD-5 1-B-0
VT-9 TBF-1 1-T-0
last update 3. January 2008
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CVG-15
19. May 1944 - September 1944
Central Pacific
VF-15 F6F-3 16-F-0
VF(N)-77 Det. A  F6F-3N ...
VB-15 SBD- 16-B-0
VT-15 TBF-1C 16-T-0
last update 3. January 2008
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CVG-15
October 1944 - 14. November 1944
Central Pacific
VF-15 F6F-3, F6F-3N, F6F-3P -
VB-15 SB2C-3 -
VT-15 TBF-1C -
last update 3. January 2008
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CVG-4
22. November 1944 - 2 December 1944
West Pacific / Philippinen
VF-4 F6F-3, F6F-5 -
VB-4 SB2C-3 -
VT-4  TBM-1C -
Source: History of Carrier Air Wing One 
last update 1. June 2007
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CVG-4
11. December 1944 - 24 December 1944
West Pacific / Philippinen
VF-4 F6F-3, F6F-5 -
VB-4 SB2C-3 -
VT-4  TBM-1C -
Source: History of Carrier Air Wing One 
last update 1. June 2007
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CVG-4
30. December 1944 - 26 January 1945
West Pacific / South China Sea / Philippinen
VF-4 F6F-3, F6F-5 -
VMF-124 F4U-1D -
VMF-213 F4U-1D -
VB-4 SB2C-3 -
VT-4  TBM-1C -
Source: History of Carrier Air Wing One 
last update 1. June 2007
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CVG-4
10. February 1945 - 4. March 1945
West Pacific / Japan / Iwo Jima
VF-4 F6F-3, F6F-5 -
VMF-124 F4U-1D -
VMF-213 F4U-1D -
VB-4 SB2C-4 -
VT-4  TBM-3 -
Source: History of Carrier Air Wing One 
last update 1. June 2007
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CVG-83
10. March 1945 - 14. September 1945
West Pacific 
VF-83 F6F-5, F6F-5N, F6F-5P 0
VBF-83 F4U-1D 0
VB-83 SB2C-4E 1-T-0
VT-83 TBM-3E 0
last update 7. March 2007
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Decommissioned

9. January 1947

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Yardtime
February 1949 - January 1951
Rebuild after reconstructions program SCB-27A at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
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Recommissioned as CV-9 USS Essex

15. January 1951

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CVG-5
26. June 1951 - 25. March 1951
West Pacific (Korea)
VF-51 F9F-3 S 100
VF-172 F2H-2 R 200
VF-53 F4U-4B S 300
VF-54 AD-2, AD-4 S 400
VC-3 Det. B F4U-5NL NP 10
VC-11 Det. B AD-4W ND 00
VC-35 Det. B AD-4NL NR 50
VC-61 Det. B F9F-2P PP 00
HU-1 Det. B HO3S-1 UP 30
VF-172 on Board of CV-9 from the 21. July.1951 on
last update 20. November 2007
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1. Oktober 1952

Redesiganation from CV-9 to CVA-9

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ATG-2
16. June 1952 - 6 Februray 1953
West Pacific (Korea)
VF-23 F9F-2 M 100
VF-821 F9F-2 A 200
VF-871 F4U-4 D 300
VA-55 AD-4 / -4B S 500
VC-3 Det. I F4U-5N NP 10
VC-11 Det. I AD-4W ND 00
VC-35 Det. I AD-4N NR 80
VC-61 Det. I F9F-2P PP 20
HU-1 Det. 10 HO3S-1 UP 30
Source: The Hook Magazine Sprinf 1983 issue
last update 20. June 2009
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ATG-2
1. December 1953 - 12. July 1954
West Pacific
VF-23 F2H-3 M 100
VF-143 F9F-6 A 200
VF-123 F9F-2 D 300
VA-55 AD-4 / -4B S 500
VC-3 Det. 1 F2H-3 NP 50
VC-11 Det. 1 AD-4W ND 80
VC-35 Det. 25 AD-4N NR 90
VC-61 Det. 1 F9F-5P PP 40
HU-1 Det. 10 HO3S-1 UP 30
Source: The Hook Magazine Spring 1983 issue
last update 3. January 2008
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CVG-2
3. November 1954 - 21. June 1955
West Pacific (Formosa)
VF-24 F9F-6 M 100
VF-63 F9F-6 M 200
VF-64 F2H-3 M 400
VA-65 AD-4, AD-4B M 500
VC-3 Det. A AD-4N NP 00
VC-11 Det. A AD-4W ND 00
VC-35 Det. A AD-4N NR 00
VC-61 Det. A F2H-2P PP 00
HU-1 Det. A HUP-2 UP 00
last update 20. November 2007
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CVG-11
16. July 1956 - 26. January 1957
West Pacific 
VF-112 F9F-8B V 200
VF-113 F9F-8B V 300
VF-114 F2H-3 V 400
VA-115 AD-6 V 500
VAH-6 Det. C AJ-2 NF 00
VAW-11 Det. C AD-5W ND 80
VA(AW)-35 Det. C AD-5N NR 00
VFP-61 Det. C F9F-8P PP 00
HU-1 Det. 3 HUP-2 UP 00
last update 8. January 2008
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3. September 1957 - 22. October 1957
North Atlantic "Strike Back"
VS-36 S2F-1 ME 00
VF(AW)-4 Det. 45 F9F-5  AD-5N (8) NA 00
HU-2 Det. 45 HUP-2 UR 00
last update 8. January 2008
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ATG-201

2. February 1958 - 17. November 1958

Mediterranean (Lebanon)

VF-11

F2H-4

AP 100

VF-62

FJ-3M

AP 200

VA-83

A4D-2

AP 300

VA-105

AD-6

AP 400

VAH-7 Det. 45

AJ-2

AP 500

VAW-12 Det. 45

AD-5W

AP 700

VA(AW)-33 Det. 45

AD-5N

AP 800

VF(AW)-4 Det. 45 *

AD-5N (4)

GC   00

VC-62 Det. 45

F9F-8P

AP 900

HU-2 Det. 45

HUP-2

HU   00

VF(AW)-4 On Bord from September 1957 til 17. November 1958

Source: The Hook Magazine Spring 1983 issue
last update 25. January 2015
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CVG-10
7. August 1959 - 26. February 1960
Mediterranean
VF-13 F4D-1 AK 100
VF-62 FJ-3M AK 200
VA-106 A4D-2 AK 300
VA-176 AD-6 AK 400
VMA-225  A4D-2 AK 500
VAW-12 Det. 45  AD-5W AK 700
VA(AW)-33 Det.  AD-5Q AK 800
VFP-62 Det. 45 F9F-8P AK 970
HU-2 Det. 45 HUP-2 HU 00
last update 20. June 2009
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8. March 1960

Redesiganation from CVA-9 to CVS-9

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CVSG-60
5. September 1960 - November 1960
Mediterranen
VS-39 S2F-1 AW 10
VS-34 S2F-1 AW 30
HS-9 HSS-1 AW 50
VAW-12 Det. 45 AD-5W AW 700
VAW-33 Det. 45 AD-5N GD 800
last update 7. March 2007
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CVSG-60
3. April 1961 - 29. April 1961
Caribbean (Kuba)
VS-39 S2F-1 AW 10
VS-34 S2F-1 AW 30
HS-9 HSS-1 AW 50
VA-34 Det.45 A4D-2 AC 300
VAW-12 Det. 45 AD-5W AW 700
last update 7. March 2007
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CVSG-56
1. Oktober 1961 - February 1962
North Atlantic
VS-24 S2F-1 AU 10
VS-27 S2F-1 AU 30
HS-9 HSS-1 AW 50
VA-81 Det. 45 A4D-2 AJ 400
VAW-33 Det. 45 AD-5W AW 830
HU-2 Det. 45 HUP-2 HU 00
last update 3. March 2009
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CVSG-60
21. Oktober 1962 - 15. November 1962
Caribbean (Kuba)
VS-39 S2F-2 AW 10
VS-34 S2F-2 AW 30
HS-9 HSS-1 AW 50
H&MS-32 Det. 1 A4D-2 DA 00
VAW-12 Det. 9 WF-2 GE 700
HU-2 Det. HUP-2 HU 00
last update 7. March 2007
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CVSG-60
January 1963 - February 1963
West Atlantic
VS-39 S-2D AW 10
VS-34 S-2D AW 30
HS-9 SH-34J AW 50
VAW-12 Det. 9 E-1B GE 700
last update 7. March 2007
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CVSG-60
April 1963 - May 1963
West Atlantic
VS-39 S-2D AW 10
VS-34 S-2D AW 30
HS-9 SH-34J AW 50
VA-86 Det. A-4C AG 400
VAW-12 Det. 9 E-1B GE 700
last update 7. March 2007
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CVSG-60
1. October 1963 - 23. December 1963
Mediterranen
VS-39 S-2D AW 10
VS-34 S-2D AW 30
HS-9 SH-34J AW 50
H&MS-32 Det. 1 A-4B DA 00
VAW-12 Det. 9 E-1B GE 700
VAW-33 Det. 9 EA-1F ,UA-1E GD 810
last update 7. March 2007
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CVSG-60
April 1964 - Mai 1964
West Atlantic
VS-39 S-2D AW 10
VS-34 S-2D AW 30
HS-9 SH-3A AW 50
VAW-12 Det. 9 E-1B GE 700
last update 7. March 2007
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CVSG-60
June  1964 - Aug 1964
Mediterranen 
VS-39 S-2D AW 10
VS-34 S-2D AW 30
HS-9 SH-3A AW 50
VAW-12 Det. 9 E-1B GE 700
last update 7. March 2007
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CVSG-60
8. Febraury 1965 - 25 February 1965
West Atlantic 
VS-39 S-2D AW 10
VS-34 S-2D AW 30
VA-76 Det. 9 A-4C AE 500
HS-9 SH-3A AW 50
VAW-12 Det. 9 E-1B GE 700
last update 7. March 2007
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CVSG-60
1965 - 1965
Mediterranen 
VS-39 S-2D AW 10
VS-34 S-2D AW 30
HS-9 SH-3A AW 50
VAW-12 Det. 9 E-1B GE 700
last update 7. March 2007
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CVSG-54
June 1967 - August 1967
Mediterranean
VS-22 S-2E AT 10
VS-32 S-2E AT 30
VAW-121 Det. 9 E-1B GE 700
HS-5 SH-3A AT 50
VRC-40 Det. 9 C-1A CD 00
last update 3. March 2009
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CVSG-60
February 1968 - June 1968
Mediterranen 
VS-39 S-2E AW 10
VS-34 S-2E AW 30
HS-9 SH-3D AW 50
VAW-121 Det. 9 E-1B GE 700
last update 7. March 2007
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CVSG-54
October 1968 - November 1968
Caribbean / Recovery Apollo 7 (22. October 1968)
VS-22 S-2E AT 10
VS-32 S-2E AT 30
VAW-121 Det. 9 E-1B GE 700
HS-5 SH-3A AT 50
last update 22. January 2008
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Decommissioned

30. June 1969

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