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CVS-40 USS Tarawa

CVS-40 USS Tarawa

Builder

Norfolk Navy Yard

Norfolk Virginia

Laid down

1. March 1944 

Launched

12. May 1945

Commissioned as CVA-40

8. December 1945

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NS Norfolk VA
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CVG-4
15. February 1946 - 16. April 1946
Carribbean Shakedown
VF-4 F4U-4 J 00
VBF-4 F4U-4 J 00
VB-4 SB2C-5 J 00
VT-4  TBM-3E, TBM-3Q J 00
Source: History of Carrier Air Wing One 
last update 23. October 2008
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NS Norfolk VA
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CVG-4
28. June 1946 - 15. July 1946
Transit to San Diego via Panama Canal
VF-4 F4U-4 T 00
VBF-4 F4U-4 T 20
VB-4 SB2C-5 T 50
VT-4  TBM-3E, TBM-3Q T 75
Port visits in: Pearl Harbor HI, Yokosuky Japan, Sasebo Japan, Tsingtao China, Okinawa Japan, Guam, 
Source: History of Carrier Air Wing One 
last update 25. June 2008
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NSSan Diego CA
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CVG-4
1. August 1946 - 24. Januray 1947
West Pacific
VF-4 F4U-4 T 00
VBF-4 F4U-4 T 20
VB-4 SB2C-5 T 50
VT-4  TBM-3E, TBM-3Q T 75
Port visits in: Pearl Harbor HI, Yokosuky Japan, Sasebo Japan, Tsingtao China, Okinawa Japan, Guam, Pearl Harbor HI
Source: History of Carrier Air Wing One 
last update 25. June 2008
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NS Pearl Harbor HI
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CVAG-1
18. February 1947 - 29. April 1947
West Pacific
VF-1A F4U-4 T 100
VF-2A F4U-4 T 200
VA-1A SB2C-5 T 300
VA-2A  TBM-3E, TBM-3Q T 400
 Pearl Harbor HI, Kwajalein , Pearl Harbor HI.
Source: History of Carrier Air Wing One 
last update 25. June 2008
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NS San Francisco CA / NS San Diego CA
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CVG-1
1. October 1948 - 21. February 1949
West Pacific / Around the World
VF-11 F8F-1B T 100
VF-12 F8F-1 T 200
VA-134 F4U-4 P 400
VA-14  F4U-4 T 400
VC-10 Det.40 (FAWTUPAC) F6F-5N T 00
VC-10 Det.40 (VC-61) F8F-2P T 00
VC-10 Det.40 (VC-21 TBM-3E T 00
VC-10 Det.9 (VC-11) TBM-3W T 00
VC-10 Det.40  TBM-3R, TBM-3Q T 00
HU-2 Det. HO3S-1 UR 00
Port visits in: Tsingtao China, Hong Kong UK, Singapore UK,  Colombo  Ceylon, Bahrain, Jedda, Souda Bay Crete, Gibraltar UK, 
Source: History of Carrier Air Wing One 
last update 25. June 2009
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NS Norfolk VA
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Decommissioned

30. June 1949

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New York Group, Atlantic Reserve Fleet
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Recommissioned

3. February 1951

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NS Norfolk VA
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CVG-8
28. November 1951 - 11. June 1952
Mediterranean
VF-22 F2H-2 F 100
VF-671 F4U-4 E 100
VF-742 F4U-4 E 200
VF-921 F4U-4 E 400
VA-859 AD-2 E 500
VC-4 Det. F4U-5N NA 00
VC-12 Det. AD-4W NE 00
VC-33 Det. 32 AD-4N SS 00
VC-62 Det. ? PL 00
HU-2 Det. HO3S-1 UR 00
last update 24. November 2007
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Redesiganation from CV-40 to CVA-40

1. October 1952

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CVG-10
7. January 1953 - 3. July 1953
Mediterranean
VF-101 F2H-2 P 100
VF-103 FG-1D P 300
VMF-114 F4U-5 LK 00
VA-105 AD-4, AD-4NA P 500
VC-4 Det. 32 F4U-5NL NA 00
VC-12 Det.32  AD-4W NE 700
VC-33 Det. 32 AD-4N, AD-4Q SS 800
VC-62 Det. 32 F2H-2P PL 900
HU-2 Det. 32 HUP-1 UR 00
last update 20. November 2007
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CVG-3

12. November 1953 - 19. August 1954
Around the World
VF-32 F9F-6 K 200
VF-102 F9F-5 P 200
VF-43 F9F-5 F 300
VA-35 AD-6 K 500
VC-4 Det. 32 F2H-3 NA 00
VC-12 Det. 32 AD-4W NE 00
VC-33 Det. 32 AD-4N SS 00
VC-62 Det. 32 F2H-2P PL 00
HU-2 Det. 32 HUP-2 UR 00
last update 25. June 2008
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Redesiganation from CVA-40 to CVS-40

10. January 1955

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June 1956 - 1956
North Atlantic
VS-32  S2F-1 SR 00
VC-4 Det. 38  AD-5N (4) NA 00
HS-5  HSS-1 HY 00
last update 23. October 2008
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19. August 1957 - 22. October 1957
North Atlantic
VS-32 S2F-1 MD 00
VF-172  F2H-2 R 200
VF(AW)-4 Det. 38 AD-5N (4) GC 00
HS-1  HSS-1 HA 00
HU-2 Det. 38 HUP-2 HU 00
last update 25. January 2015
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November 1957 - December 1957
North Atlantic
VS-31 S2F-1 MC 00
HS-7  HSS-1 HD 00
last update 23. October 2008
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7. August 1958 - 6. September 1958
South Atlantic
VS-32 S2F-1 MD 00
HS-5  HSS-1 HC 00
last update 23. October 2008
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March 1959 - April 1959
North Atlantic
VS-27 S2F-1 MA 00
VAW-12 Det. 38 AD-5W GE 700
HS-3 HSS-1 HB 00
last update 25. January 2015
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August 1959 - September 1939
North Atlantic
VS-39 S2F-1 ME 00
VAW-12 Det. 38 AD-5W GE 700
HS-9  HSS-1 HE 00
last update 23. October 2008
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30 November 1959 - 14. December  1939
North Atlantic
VS-39 S2F-1 ME 00
VAW-12 Det. 38 AD-5W GE 700
HS-9  HSS-1 HE 00
last update 23. October 2008
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Decommissioned

13. May 1960


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