USS Independence

USS Independence (CVL-22) Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

Submitted by Jason McDonald on Thu, 11/24/2016 - 08:46

The fourth Independence (CV-22), begun as Amsterdam, (CL-59), was launched as CV-22 on 22 August 1942 by New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.; sponsored by Mrs. Rawleigh Warner; and commissioned 14 January 1943, Captain G.R. Fairlamb, Jr., in command.