Allied Warships

Light fleet carriers

Independence class

9 ships

The light fleet carrier USS Cabot (CVL 28) of the US Navy.

Technical information

TypeLight fleet carrier
Displacement13000 BRT 
Length618 feet 
Complement1461 men 
Armament24 40 mm AA (2x4, 8x2).
16 20 mm AA (16x1).
45 aircraft. 
Max speed31.5 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 4 shafts. 
Power100000 SHP 
Notes on class

All of these ships were laid down as light cruisers of the Cleveland class but converted into small carriers while under construction.


All ships of the Independence class

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USS Bataan (CVL 29)
USS San Jacinto (CVL 30)
USS Belleau Wood (CVL 24)
USS Cabot (CVL 28)
USS Cowpens (CVL 25)
USS Independence (CVL 22)
USS Langley (CVL 27)
USS Monterey (CVL 26)
USS Princeton(i) (CVL 23) Lost on 24 Oct 1944

9 Light fleet carriers of the Independence class. 1 of them was lost.

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