USS Franklin (CV 13)
Aircraft Carrier of the Essex class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||7 Dec 1942|
|Launched||14 Oct 1943|
|Commissioned||31 Jan 1944|
|End service||17 Feb 1947|
Decommissioned 17 February 1947.
Commands listed for USS Franklin (CV 13)
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|1||Capt. James Marshall Shoemaker, USN||31 Jan 1944||7 Nov 1944|
|2||T/Capt. Leslie Edward Gehres, USN||7 Nov 1944||30 Jun 1945|
|3||T/Cdr. Henry Henderson Hale, USN||30 Jun 1945||8 Jun 1946|
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Notable events involving Franklin include:
19 Mar 1945
Franklin is badly damaged off Samar island by Japanese Kamikaze aircraft. (1)
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