USS Bataan

USS Bataan (CVL-29) Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

Submitted by Jason McDonald on Thu, 11/24/2016 - 09:01

Bataan, Luzon, Philippine Islands, was the scene of heroic resistance by American and Filipino defenders against an overwhelming Japanese invading force during the initial phase of America's participation in World War II.

Buffalo (CL-99) was reclassified CV-29 and renamed Bataan 2 June 1942; reclassified CVL-29, 15 July 1943; launched 1 August 1943 by New York Shipbuilding Corp. Camden, N.J., sponsored by Mrs. George D. Murray, wife of Rear Admiral Murray; commissioned 17 November 1943, Captain V.H. Schaeffer in command; and reported to the Pacific Fleet.