The USS Independence (CVL-22) was a United States Navy light aircraft carrier served during the Second World War. She took part in the attacks on Rabaul, Tarawa, Luzon, Okinawa, in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, and others strike duties. When war finished, Independence was used as a target during...read more
Ryūhō was a light aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy. She was bombed and badly damaged by carrier-based aircraft of the Task Force 58 on March 19th 1945, near Kure Harbor, Japan. This video shows the wreck of the Ryuho in Kure harbor.
Originally scheduled to be named Chapin Bay, the keel of the CVE-63 was laid on January 23, 1943, at Kaiser Shipyard in Vancouver, Washington. It was launched on August 17, 1943, and commissioned on October 23, 1943, at Astoria, Oregon, with Capt. Francis J. McKenna in command. Following a...read more