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CVA-21 USS Boxer

CV-21 USS Boxer

Builder

Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co.,
Newport News  VA.

Laid down

13. September 1943 

Launched

14. December 1944

Commissioned as CV-21

16. April 1945

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign

NXOP

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NS Norfolk
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CVG-93
May 1945 - May 1945
Shakedown 
VF-93 F6F-5, F6F-5N, F6F-5E H
VBF-93 F4U-4 H
VB-93 SB2C-4E H
VT-93 TBM-3E H
last update 20. November 2007
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CVG-80
September 1945 - 10 September 1945
West Pacific (Guam, Japan)
VF-80 F6F-5, F6F-5P, F6F-5N H
VBF-80 F6F-5 ..
VB-80 SB2C-4 H
VT-80 TBM-3 H
last update 20. November 2007
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CV-21 USS Boxer
20. April 1946 - 10. September 1946
West Pacific
VF-80 F8F-1 80-F-00
VBF-80 F6F-5 ..
VB-80 SB2C-4 H
VT-80 TBM-3 H
last update 20. February 2020
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CVG-19

11. January 1950 - 13. June 1950

West Pacific

VF-191

F8F-2

B 100

VF-151*

F8F-2

B 200

VF-153**

F8F-2

B 400

VA-195

AD-3

B 500

VC-11 Det.

?

ND 00

VC-61 Det.

?

PP 00

HU-1 Det.

?

UP 00

*   VF-151 redesignated VF-192 on 15. February 1950
**  VF-153  redesignated VF-194 on  15. February 1950

last update 3. January 2007
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CVG-2
24. August 1950 - 11. November 1950
West Pacific (Korea)
VF-23 F4U-4 M 100
VF-63 F4U-4 M 200
VF-64 F4U-4 M 300
VA-24 F4U-4 M 400
VA-65 AD-4 M 500
VC-3 Det. A F4U-5N NP 00
VC-11 Det. A AD-3W ND 00
VC-33 Det. A AD-4N SS 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-101

2. March 1951 - 24. October 1951

West Pacific (Korea)

VF-721 F9F-2B A 100
VF-791 F4U-4 A 200
VF-884 F4U-4 A 400
VA-702 AD-2 / 4Q A 500
VC-3 Det. F F4U-5NL NP 00
VC-11 Det. F AD-4W ND 00
VC-35 Det. 5 AD-4N / 2Q / 2N NR 00
VC-61 Det. F F9F-2P PP 50
HU-1 Det. F HO3S-1 UP 00
last update 3. January 2007
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CVG-2
8. February 1952 - 26. September 1952
West Pacific (Korea)
VF-64 F4U-4 M 100
VF-63 F4U-4 M 200
VF-24 F9F-2 M 400
VA-65 AD-4 M 500
VC-3 Det. A F4U-5N NP 10
VC-11 Det. A AD-4W ND 50
VC-35 Det. A AD-3N NR 10
VC-61 Det. A F9F-2P PP 50
GMU-90  * AD-2Q / F6F-5K --
HU-1 Det. A HO3S-1 UP 00
*  From  21. August 1952 on Board of the CV-21 USS Boxer
last update 20. November 2007
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Redesiganation from CV-21 to CVA-21

1. October 1952

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CVA-21 USS Boxer
30. March 1953 - 28. November 1953
West Pacific Korean War Cruise
Capt: Capt. Marshall B. Gurney 8. Aug. 1953
         Capt Benjamin E. Moore
CAG: Laurens A. Whitney
VF-111* F9F-5 V 100 LCdr. Arthur C. Vickery
VF-52 F9F-2 S 200 LCdr. J.J. Kingsella
VF-151 F9F-2 H 300 LCdr. J. M. Rickabaugh
VF-44 ** F4U-4 F 400 LCdr. W. D. Houser
VF-194 AD-4NA B 400 LCdr. Arthur N. Melhuse
VC-3 Det. H F4U-5NL NP 70 LCdr. Moore
VC-11 Det. H AD-4W ND 90 LCdr. Norton
VC-35 Det. H AD-4N NR 80 -
VC-61 Det. H F2H-2P PP 20 Lt. Paul
HU-1 Det. 16 HO3S-1 UP 30

Lt. Monday

Port calls at Pearl Harbor HI., Hong Kong, Yokosuka Japan

*    VF-111 crossdecked from CVA-39 CVG-4  to ATG-1 CVA-21 on 30. June 1953

**  VF-44 crossdecked from ATG-1 CVA-21 to CVA-39 CVG-4 on 30. June 1953

 

 

 

 

 

 

VF-44 VF-194-02.png (87820 Byte) VC-3
 

 

 

VC-11 VC-35 VC-61
 

 

 

HU-1  

Source:

The Hook Magazine Spring 1983 issue
www.navysite.de

Douglas Skyraider Naval Fighters No.99

 

last update 1. September 2020

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CVG-12
3. March 1954 - 11. October 1954
West Pacific 
VF-121 F9F-6 D 100
VF-122 F9F-6 D 200
VF-124 F9F-2 D 400
VA-125 AD-4B / -4NA D 500
VC-11 Det. G ? ND 00
VC-35 Det. G AD-4NL NR 00
VC-61 Det. G ? PP 00
HU-1 Det. G HO3S-1 UP 00
last update 20. November 2007
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CVG-14

3. June 1955 - 3. February 1956

West Pacific

?

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?

VF-142

F9F-6

A 200

VF-144

F9F-5

A 400

VA-145

AD-4 / -4NA

A 500

VC-11 Det. F

AD-4W

ND 00

VC-35 Det. F

AD-5N

NR 00

VC-61 Det. F

?

PP 30

HU-1 Det. F

?

UP 00

last update 28. July 2009
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Redesiganation from CVA-21 to CVS-21

15. November 1955

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August 1956 - 1956

West Pacific

VS-23

S2F-1

MI 00

HS-4

HSS-1

VO 00

VAW-11 Det.

AD-5W

ND 00

last update 1. August 2008
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Redesiganation from CVS-21 to LPH-4

30. January 1959

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Decommissioned

1. December 1969

Commanding Officers 
     
Capt. Marshall B. Gurney 4. Aug. 1952 8. Aug. 1953
Capt Benjamin E. Moore 8. Aug. 1953 -
     

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