USS Saratoga (CV 3)
Aircraft Carrier of the Lexington class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||New York Shipbuilding|
|Laid down||25 Sep 1920|
|Launched||7 Apr 1925|
|Commissioned||16 Nov 1927|
Ordered and laid down as battle cruiser of the Lexington class she was canceled on 17 August 1923. Then reordered as carrier and commissioned as such.
Sunk in A-bomb tests at Bikini Atoll. Today, the world's only diveable aircraft carrier wreck.
Commands listed for USS Saratoga (CV 3)
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|1||Capt. Albert Cushing Read, USN||16 Jun 1938||15 Mar 1940 (1)|
|2||Capt. Robert Potter Molten, Jr., USN||15 Mar 1940||28 May 1940 (+) (1)|
|3||James Marshall Shoemaker, USN||28 May 1940||6 Jun 1940|
|4||Capt. Archibald Hugh Douglas, USN||6 Jun 1940||12 May 1942 (1)|
|5||Capt. Dewitt Clinton Ramsey, USN||12 May 1942||27 Sep 1942 (1)|
|6||Capt. Gerald Francis Bogan, USN||27 Sep 1942||29 Mar 1943 (1)|
|7||Edgar Allen Cruise, USN||29 Mar 1943||7 Apr 1943|
|8||Rear Admiral Henry Maston Mullinnix, USN||7 Apr 1943||22 Aug 1943 (2)|
|9||Capt. John Howard Cassady, USN||22 Aug 1943||22 Jun 1944 (1)|
|10||Capt. Thomas Upton Sisson, USN||22 Jun 1944||31 Jul 1944 (1)|
|11||Capt. Lucian Ancel Moebus, USN||31 Jul 1944||27 Apr 1945 (1)|
|12||Capt. Frank Akers, USN||27 Apr 1945||4 Feb 1946 (1)|
|13||John Ronald Diffley, USN||4 Feb 1946||6 Mar 1946|
|14||Captain Stanhope Cotton Ring, USN||6 Mar 1946||2 Jun 1946|
|15||Donald Swain MacMahan, USN||2 Jun 1946||25 Jul 1947|
|16||Cdr. Henry Howard Caldwell, USN||???||??? (3)|
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