Allied Warships

USS Valley Forge (CV 45)

Aircraft carrier of the Essex class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeAircraft carrier
PennantCV 45 
ModLong hull group 
Built byPhiladelphia Navy Yard (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Laid down7 Sep 1944 
Launched18 Nov 1944 
Commissioned3 Nov 1946 
End service15 Jan 1970 

Decommissioned and stricken 15 January 1970.
Sold 29 October 1971 to be broken up for scrap.


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