CV-59 USS Forrestal

CV-59 USS Forrestal

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USS Forrestal (CV-59), formerly AVT-59 and CVA-59, was a supercarrier named after the first Secretary of Defense James Forrestal. Commissioned in 1955, she was the first completed supercarrier, and was the lead ship of her class. Unlike the successor Nimitz-class, the Forrestal and her class were conventionally powered. The other carriers of her class were the USS Saratoga, USS Ranger and USS Independence. She superseded the World War II Japanese carrier Shinano as the largest aircraft carrier ever built in terms of full load displacement and was the first to specifically support jet aircraft. Forrestal served for nearly four decades in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Pacific. She was decommissioned in 1993, and made available as a museum. Attempts to save her were unsuccessful, however, and in February 2014 she was towed to Brownsville, Texas to be scrapped. #aircraft #aircraft_carrier #carrier #class #CV59 #CV59_USS_Forrestal #CV60 #CV60_USS_Saratoga #CV61 #CV61_USS_Ranger #CV62 #CV62_USS_Independence #Forrestalclass #Forrestalclass_aicraft_carrier #Japanese_carrier #Japanese_carrier_Shinano #jet_aircraft #Kitty_Hawkclass #Midwayclass #model #Navy #Newport_News #Newport_News_Shipbuilding #Nimitzclass #Shinano #ship #Shipbuilding #Supercarrier #US #US_Navy #United_States #United_States_Navy #USS_Forrestal #USS_Forrestal_CV59 #USS_Independence #USS_Independence_CV62 #USS_Ranger #USS_Ranger_CV61 #USS_Saratoga #USS_Saratoga_CV60 #vessel #World_War_II
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