USS Wasp (ii) (CV 18)
Aircraft Carrier of the Essex class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||18 Mar 1942|
|Launched||17 Aug 1943|
|Commissioned||24 Nov 1943|
|End service||1 Jul 1972|
Oriskany was renamed Wasp (ii) on 26 September 1942.
Commands listed for USS Wasp (ii) (CV 18)
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|1||T/R.Adm. Clifton Albert Frederick Sprague, USN||24 Nov 1943||22 Jul 1944|
|2||T/Capt. Oscar Arthur Weller, USN||22 Jul 1944||7 Jun 1945|
|3||T/Capt. Wendell Gray Switzer, USN||7 Jun 1945||4 Mar 1946|
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