Allied Warships

USS Bennington (CV 20)

Aircraft Carrier of the Essex class

USS Bennington as completed.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeAircraft Carrier
PennantCV 20 
Built byNew York Navy Yard (New York, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered15 Dec 1941 
Laid down15 Dec 1942 
Launched28 Feb 1944 
Commissioned6 Aug 1944 
End service15 Jan 1970 

Decommissioned 8 November 1946. Recommissioned 30 November 1951.
Decommissioned 15 January 1970.
Stricken 20 September 1989.
Sold 12 January 1994 to be broken up for scrap.

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Commands listed for USS Bennington (CV 20)

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1T/Capt. James Bennett Sykes, USN6 Aug 194430 Jun 1945 (1)
2T/Capt. Boynton Lewis Braun, USN30 Jun 19458 Jul 1946 (1)

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