Allied Warships

USS Bataan (CVL 29)

Light fleet carrier of the Independence class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeLight fleet carrier
PennantCVL 29 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Laid down31 Aug 1942 
Launched1 Aug 1943 
Commissioned17 Nov 1943 
End service9 Apr 1954 

Decommissioned 11 February 1947.
Recommissioned 13 May 1950.
Decommissioned 9 April 1954.
Stricken 1 September 1959.
Sold to be broken up for scrap.

Former nameBuffalo (CL-99)

Commands listed for USS Bataan (CVL 29)

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1T/Capt. Valentine Hixon Schaeffer, USN17 Nov 194326 Aug 1944
2T/Capt. John Postell Heath, USN26 Aug 19445 Jun 1945
3T/Capt. Ward Carr Gilbert, USN5 Jun 194522 Mar 1946

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Clash of the carriers

Barrett Tillman

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