The veteran Essex-class carrier USS Hornet (photo: CV-12, WWII) is a most distinguished namesake in a long line of U.S. Navy warships with proud naval histories, beginning with the first Hornet in 1775 (8 total).  CV-12's  pilots destroyed 1,410 enemy aircraft and over one million tons of enemy shipping. Her planes stopped the Japanese super-battleship Yamato and played the major part in sinking her. She launched the first strikes in the liberation of the Philippines.

USS Hornet is a United States Navy aircraft carrier of the Essex class. Construction started in August she was originally named USS Kearsarge, but was renamed in honor of the USS Hornet which was lost in October becoming the eighth ship to bear the name.

USS Hornet, deck full of B-25s, headed for "30 Seconds Over Tokyo".

USS Hornet, deck full of headed for the Seconds Over Tokyo" raid on 18 April

Overhead view of an ammo ship replenishing USS Hornet (CV-12), October 1944...feb16

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Overhead view of an ammo ship replenishing USS Hornet October Note the forward antenna masts half way up.

World War II: USS Hornet (CV-12)

World War II: USS Hornet (CV-12)

aircraft carrier USS Hornet operating near Okinawa, Japan, on 27 March The planes visible on deck belonged to Carrier.

USS Hornet (CV-12) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

USS Hornet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

USS Hornet (CV-12) recovering an SB2C Helldiver from VB-2, June 1944.

Daily Prompt: Greatness – US Naval Aircraft Carriers in World War II

USS Hornet (CV-12) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

USS Hornet Museum - National Register of Historic Places listings in Alameda County, California. USS Hornet, 707 W Hornet Ave, Alameda, CA.

USS Hornet (CV-12)

USS Hornet (CV-12)

USS Hornet CVS12+3...Apollo 11 Recovery mission 1969...Kit Revell 1/530 scale

USS Hornet CVS12+3...Apollo 11 Recovery mission 1969...Kit Revell 1/530 scale

USS Hornet (CV-12) - Wikipedia

USS Hornet (CV-12) - Wikipedia

USS Hornet CVA-12 Badge.gif

USS Hornet CVA-12 Badge.gif

USS Saratoga (CV-3); USS Enterprise (CV-6); USS Hornet (CV-12) and USS San Jacinto (CVL-30) docked at Naval Air Station, Alameda, California. Mid-September, 1945

USS Saratoga (CV-3); USS Enterprise (CV-6); USS Hornet (CV-12) and USS San Jacinto (CVL-30) docked at Naval Air Station, Alameda, California. Mid-September, 1945 [3600 x 2882]

Four aircraft carriers docked at the Alameda Naval Air Station's piers, circa mid-September The ships are (from front to back): USS Saratoga USS Enterprise USS Hornet and USS San Jacinto

US Aircraft Carrier VIETNAM | USS Hornet - CV-12 - World War II - US Navy - Aircraft Carrier

World War II: USS Hornet (CV-12)

US Aircraft Carrier VIETNAM | USS Hornet - CV-12 - World War II - US Navy - Aircraft Carrier

USS Hornet (CV-12) at sea during World War II

Swanky Franky: USS Franklin D. Roosevelt

USS Hornet (CV-12) at sea during World War II

USS Hornet CV 12

USS Hornet CV 12

A row of 20 mm Oerlikon guns aboard the Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Hornet 1945 (CV-12) [2465 2617]

A row of 20 mm Oerlikon guns aboard the Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Hornet 1945

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