USS Bataan (CVL 29)
Light fleet carrier of the Independence class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Type||Light fleet carrier|
|Built by||New York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||31 Aug 1942|
|Launched||1 Aug 1943|
|Commissioned||17 Nov 1943|
|End service||9 Apr 1954|
Decommissioned 11 February 1947.
|Former name||Buffalo (CL-99)|
Commands listed for USS Bataan (CVL 29)
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|1||T/Capt. Valentine Hixon Schaeffer, USN||17 Nov 1943||26 Aug 1944|
|2||T/Capt. John Postell Heath, USN||26 Aug 1944||5 Jun 1945|
|3||T/Capt. Ward Carr Gilbert, USN||5 Jun 1945||22 Mar 1946|
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