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CVA-45 USS Valley Forge

CV-45 USS Valley Forge

Builder

Philadelphia Navy Yard
Philadelphia 

Laid down

7. September 1944

Launched

18. November 1945

Commissioned

3. November 1946

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NS Norfolk VA
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CVBG-5
24. January 1947 - 18. March 1947
South Atlantic Shakedown
VF-5B F4U-4 / F6F-5P C 100
VF-6B F4U-4 / F6F-5P C 200
VA-5B AD-1 C 300
VA-6B AD-1 C 400
last update 20. November 2007
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CVAG-11
9. October 1947 - 11. June 1948
Around the World
VF-11A F8F-1 V 100
VF-12A F8F-1 V 200
VA-11A SB2C-5 V 300
VA-12A TBM-3E, TBM-3W V 400

last update 8. March 2007

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CVG-5
1.May 1950 - 1. December 1950
West Pacific (Korea)
VF-51 F9F-3 S 100
VF-52 F9F-2 S 200
VF-53 F4U-4B S 300
VF-54 F4U-4B S 400
VA-55 AD-4, AD-4Q S 500
VC-3 Det. C F4U-5N NP 10
VC-11 Det. C AD-3W ND 00
H&MS-11 Det. C F4U-5P AZ 00
HU-1 Det. C HO3S-1 UP 30
last update 20. November 2007
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CVG-2
6. December 1950 - 28. March 1951
West Pacific (Korea)
VF-64 F4U-4 M 100
VF-63 F4U-4 M 200
VA-24 F4U-4 M 400
VA-65 AD-2 / AD-2Q M 500
VC-3 Det. A F4U-5N NP 00
VC-11 Det. A AD-4W ND 00
VC-35 Det. 4 AD-4N NR 00
VC-61 Det. A F4U-4P PP 00
HU-1 Det. 1 HO3S-1 UP 00
last update 20. November 2007
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CVG-11
28. March 1951 - 7. April 1951
West Pacific (Korea)
VF-111 F9F-2 V 100
VF-112 F9F-2B V 200
VF-113 F4U-4B V 300
VF-114 F4U-4B V 400
VA-115 AD-4, AD-4Q V 500
VC-3 Det. 3 F4U-5N, AD-4N NP 00
VC-11 Det. 3 AD-4W ND 00
VC-61 Det. 3 F4U-4P PP 00
HU-1 Det. 3 HO3S-1 UP 00
last update 8. January 2008
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ATG-1
15. October 1951 - 3. July 1952
West Pacific (Korea)
VF-111 F9F-2 V 100
VF-52 F9F-2 S 200
VF-653 F4U-4 / -4B H 300
VF-194 AD-2 / 3 B 400
VC-3 Det. F4U-5NL NP 00
VC-11 Det. 7 AD-4W ND 30
VC-35 Det. 10 AD-4NL NR 30
VC-61 Det. H F2H-2P PP 70
HU-1 Det. 20 HO3S-1 UP 30
Source: The Hook Magazine Sprinf 1983 issue
last update 3. January 2008
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Redesiganation from CV-45 to CVA-45

1. October 1952

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CVG-5
20. November 1952 - 25. June 1953
West Pacific (Korea)
VF-51 F9F-2 S 100
VF-92 F4U-4 N 200
VF-53 F9F-5 S 300
VF-54 AD-4 S 400
VC-3 Det. B F4U-5N NP 10
VC-11 Det. B AD-4W ND 80
VC-35 Det. B AD-4N NR 00
VC-61 Det. B F9F-5P PP 00
HU-1 Det. 6 HO3S-1 UP 30
last update 20. November 2007
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Redesiganation from CVA-45 to CVS-45

1. January 1954

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1. March 1954 - 21. April 1954
Carribbean Shakedown
VS-31 AF-2S, AF-2W SP 00
VC-4 Det. 52 F4U-5N NA 00
HS-1 Det. 52 HO3S-1 HU 00
last update 22. January 2008
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June 1954 - 1954
North Atlantic
VS-24 AF-2S, AF-2W SI 00
VS-32 S2F-1 SR 00
VC-4 Det. 52 F4U-5N NA 00
HS-1 Det. 52 HO4S-1 UP 00
last update 22. January 2008
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7. September 1954 - 11. November 1954
Mediterranean
VS-39 S2F-1 SN 00
VS-?? AF-2S, AF-2W ?? 00
VC-4 Det. 52 F4U-5N NA 00
HS-? Det.  HO4S-1 ?? 00
last update 22. January 2008
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January 1956 - June 1956
North Atlantic
VS-26 S2F-1 SH 00
VS-36 S2F-1 SD 00
VC-4 Det. 52 AD-4N (4) NA 00
VAW-12 Det. 52 AD-5W NE 00
HS-7  HSS-1 PS 00
last update 25. January 2015
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June 1958 - September 1958
Mediteranean
VS-36 S2F-1 ME 00
VF(AW)-4 Det. 52 AD-5N (4) GC 00
VAW-12 Det. 52 AD-5W GE 00
HS-7  HSS-1 HD 00
HU-2 Det. 52 HUP-1 HU 00
last update 25. January 2015
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June 1959 - August 1959
North Atlantic
VS-36 S2F-1 ME 00
VAW-12 Det. 52 AD-5W GE 00
HS-7  HSS-1 HD 00
HU-2 Det. 52 HUP-1 HU 00
last update 22. January 2008
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September 1959 - 18. November 1959
North Atlantic
VS-27 S2F-1 MA 00
VAW-12 Det. 52 AD-5W GE 00
HS-3 HSS-1 HB 00
HU-2 Det. 52 HUP-1 HU 00
last update 22. January 2008
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21. January 1960  - February 1960
North Atlantic
VS-27 S2F-1 MA 00
VAW-12 Det. 52 AD-5W GE 00
HS-3  HSS-1 HB 00
HU-2 Det. 52 HUP-1 HU 00
last update 22. January 2008
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CVSG-56
9. June 1960 - 30. August 1960
Mediterranean
VS-24 S2F-1 AU 00
VS-27 S2F-1 AU 30
VAW-12 Det. 52 AD-5W GE 700
HS-3 HSS-1 AU 50
HU-2 Det. 52 HUK-1 HU 00
last update 22. January 2008
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CVSG-56
September 1960 - Oktober 1960
West Atlantic / Caribbean
VS-24 S2F-1 AU 00
VS-27 S2F-1 AU 30
VAW-12 Det. 52 AD-5W GE 700
HS-3 HSS-1 AU 50
HU-2 Det. 52 HUK-1 HU 00
last update 22. January 2008
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Redesiganation from CVS-45 to LPH-8

1. July 1961

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Decommissioned

15. January 1970


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