USS Tarawa (CV 40)
Aircraft carrier of the Essex class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Mod||Long hull group|
|Built by||Norfolk Navy Yard (Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||7 Aug 1942|
|Laid down||1 Mar 1944|
|Launched||12 Jun 1945|
|Commissioned||8 Dec 1945|
|End service||13 May 1960|
Decommissioned 30 June 1949.
Commands listed for USS Tarawa (CV 40)
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|1||T/Capt. Alvin Ingersoll Malstrom, USN||8 Dec 1945||21 Mar 1947 (1)|
|2||Capt. Howard Leyland Young, USN||28 Feb 1948||27 Aug 1948 (1)|
|3||Capt. Ray Cannon Needham, USN||27 Aug 1948||30 Jun 1949 (1)|
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