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Contributed by Mike Smolinski

USS HORNET   (CV-12)
(later CVA-12 and CVS-12)


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After SCB-27A Modernization
CV-12 Hornet
NS021294
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On April 26, 1952 USS Wasp (CV-18) collided with destroyer minesweeper Hobson (DMS-26) while conducting night flight operations in the Atlantic, en route to Gibraltar. Hobson was cut in two and sank. Rapid rescue operations saved 61 men, but Hobson lost 176 of her crew, including her skipper. Although Wasp sustained no personnel casualties her hull was severely damaged, with a 30 x 50-foot bite gouged out of the bow. With the carrier urgently needed for duty in the Mediterranean, preparations for repairs were begun immediately.

Wasp carefully proceeded to Bayonne, N.J., entered drydock there on 8 May and her damaged bow was cleared out with blow torches. The following day, the bow of aircraft carrier Hornet (CV-12) —then undergoing conversion in Brooklyn, N.Y.— was cut off and floated by barge across the bay. It was fitted into position under Wasp that afternoon, with steel plates to close any remaining gaps, and workers began round-the-clock welding operations. This remarkable repair task, which including replacing 61 lifeboats and refitting the carrier's anchor chain, was completed in only 10 days, enabling the carrier to get underway on 21 May. Shifting south to Norfolk, the crew spent a short three days preparing for deployment and Wasp sailed east across the Atlantic on 24 May.

(NS021294) Bow from Hornet has been cut by acetylene torch and rests on rolling scaffolding.

(NS021294a) Section of Hornet's bow has been moved clear of the Hornet and workmen attach crane hooks so that the section can be hoisted onto a barge.

(See also NS021863.)

From "All Hands" magazine, July 1952 issue.

Stanley Svec
CV-12 Hornet
NS021294a
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CVA-12 Hornet
NS021279
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USS Hornet (CVA-12) just after her SCB-27A modernization at the New York Naval Shipyard, May 12, 1951 – September 11, 1953. From "Our Navy" magazine, mid-February 1954.

Stanley Svec
CVA-12 Hornet
NS021219
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Leaving Brooklyn Navy Yard, Fall 1953.

Ken Kauffman
CV-12 Hornet
NS021217
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En route to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 10 January 1954, during shakedown following completion of her SCB-27A modernization.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (photo # 80-G-K-17108).

Scott Dyben
CV-12 Hornet
NS021208
117k USS Hornet,13 August 1954, South China Sea preparing to refuel DD-642. USN
CV-12 Hornet
NS021209
113k 13 August 1954, South China Sea, from aboard the USS Hale (DD-642), when we were refueling from the carrier. USN
CV-12 Hornet
NS021218
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McDonnell F2H-3 "Banshee" jet fighters parked on the carrier's flight deck, during Seventh Fleet operations in the Far East, 1 October 1954. Plane closest to the camera is Bureau # 127542.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (photo # 80-G-663584).

Scott Dyben
After SCB-125 Modernization
CVS-12 Hornet
NS021202
19k Undated, Post SCB-125 (56) Overhaul. USN
CVS-12 Hornet
NS021261
70k Underway off Point Loma, date unknown. Richard Miller
CVA-12 Hornet
NS021289
181k Underway off Point Loma, circa 1957. Postcard from Strand Co., San Francisco, CA. David Buell
CVA-12 Hornet
NS021295
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USS Hornet (CVA-12), circa 1957, during an UNREP with USS Castor (AKS-1) and an unidentified destroyer.

David Buell
CVA-12 Hornet
NS021280
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As CVA-12, heading to Westpac during her January 21 – July 25, 1957 cruise. Official US Navy Photograph # CVA-12-3905 (L) 5-57, from the Naval Photographic Center, Naval District, Washington DC.

Robert M. Cieri
CVA-12 Hornet
NS0212bb
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USS Hornet (CVA-12) off Hawaii, 20 January 1958, with Air Task Group (ATG) 4 aboard.

John Woodard, son of CAPT W.K. Woodard, USN (Ret)
CVA-12 Hornet
NS0212bba
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Recovering aboard USS Hornet (CVA-12)—photos taken from the nose camera of the incoming aircraft, obviously.

This WestPac deployment (6 January–2 July 1958) was Hornet's last as an attack carrier (CVA). She was reclassified as an ASW support carrier and redesignated CVS-12 on 27 June 1958.

Then CDR W.K. Woodard was the ship's supply officer during the 1958 and 1959 (4 April–10 October) deployments.

Squadrons were: VF-94 (FJ-3M Furies), VF-152 "Friendlies" (F2H-3 Banshees), VA-214 "Volunteers" (FJ-4B Furies), VA-216 "Black Diamonds" (AD-7 Skyraiders), VAH-6 Det. K "Fleurs" (AJ-2 Savages), VAH-16 Det. K "White Blades" (AJ-2 Savages), VAW-11 Det. K "Early Eleven" (AD-5W Skyraiders), VA(AW)-35 Det. K "Night Hecklers" (AD-5N Skyraiders), VFP-61 Det. K "Eyes of the Fleet" (F9F-8P Cougars), and HU-1 Det. K "Pacific Fleet Angels" (HUP-2 Retrievers).

During this cruise the Air Group Commander, CDR R.L. Johns, made the 50,000 landing since recommissioning.

CVA-12 Hornet
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CVA-12 Hornet
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CVS-12 Hornet
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7.28M USS Hornet (CVS-12), scale: 1/16" = 1'-0". Plan No. CVS12 S0103-H-331331. Forecastle Deck, Gallery Deck, Main Deck, Second Deck, Third Deck. Courtesy of the Historic Naval Ships Association
CVS-12 Hornet
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Yokosuka, Japan, circa August–September 1959.

The ship to the right is USS Thetis Bay (LPH-6). "In August 1959, Thetis Bay was serving with the 7th Fleet when floods on Taiwan left thousands homeless. On the 12th, she was ordered to proceed from Hong Kong to Taiwan and use her 21 large troop-carrying helicopters to aid the flood victims. By the end of the assistance operation, at noon of the 20th, the ship had delivered a total of 1,600,540 pounds of supplies to the destitute Chinese. In addition, her helicopters had lifted 850 passengers to and from various sites in the flooded area." (Quoted from DANFS, "Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.")

Photo by Derick S. Hartshorn
CVS-12 Hornet
NS021287
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"Sailors and aircraft are loaded aboard the antisubmarine carrier Hornet CVS-12. Hornet, which came from Long Beach for the loading, is one of 19 ships which left today for a seven month deployment to the Western Pacific." United Press International photograph #KMP-060701-6/7/62, San Diego, CA.

With Antisubmarine Carrier Air Group 57 (CVSG-57) aboard, Hornet deployed on June 6, 1962 and returned home on December 21.

Robert M. Cieri
CVS-12 Hornet
NS0212aq
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"These are pictures I took in the Spring of 1962 on a West-Pac cruise en route from Long Beach to Pearl. The pictures are from the USS O'Brien (DD-725) of the USS Hornet (CVS-12) on a Sunday afternoon. Notice the band on the flight deck. The water wasn't too bad that day but around sixty feet of the keel was coming out of the water and it was bad enough that the oil hose came loose on the O'Brien. The Snipes must have worked for days cleaning up that mess."

Hornet deployed to WestPac between 6 June and 21 December 1962, with Antisubmarine Carrier Air Group (CVSG) 57:

  • VS-35 "Boomerangers," with S2F-3 Trackers
  • VS-37 "Sawbucks," with S2F-3 Trackers
  • HS-2 "Golden Falcons," with HSS-2 Sea Kings
  • VAW-11 "Early Eleven," Det. N, with AD-5W Skyraiders
Ken Darby, MR
CVS-12 Hornet
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CVS-12 Hornet
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CVS-12 Hornet
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View of the island of USS Hornet (CVS-12), taken during her 1962 WestPac cruise, 6 June–21 December.

Richard Kenneth Palmatary, AMS3, VS-35, CVS-12.
1962 WESTPAC.
CVS-12 Hornet
NS0212ah
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S2F-3 (S-2D under the 1962 designation system) Tracker, BuNo 148734, assigned to Antisubmarine Squadron (VS) 35 "Boomerangers," Antisubmarine Carrier Air Group (CVSG) 57, deployed aboard USS Hornet (CVS-12) during the ship's 1962 cruise. AMS3 Palmatary was the plane captain, and his name was stenciled under the cockpit (it is clearly visible on the original print).

Richard Kenneth Palmatary, AMS3, VS-35, CVS-12.
1962 WESTPAC.
CVS-12 Hornet
NS0212ai
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Richard K. Palmatary (left) and friend (Gibson) in front of Diamond Bar in "Thieves Alley," Yokosuka, Japan, 2 November 1962.

Richard Kenneth Palmatary, AMS3, VS-35, CVS-12.
1962 WESTPAC.
CVS-12 Hornet
NS0212aia
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AMS3 Richard K. Palmatary in his shop's entrance, USS Hornet (CVS-12), 1962 Cruise.

CVS-12 Hornet
NS021290
181k Underway with Antisubmarine Carrier Air Group 57 (CVSG-57), circa 1962–1964. Official US Navy photograph. David Buell
CVS-12 Hornet
NS021299
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USS Hornet (CVS-12) at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. The photo may have been taken in late January–mid-February 1965, at the end of her FRAM II modernization.

Bow of USS Ticonderoga (CVA-14) is visible on the right-center of the picture, stern of USS Braine (DD-630) on the bottom, and USS Chicago (CG-11) on the left-center.

Tracy White, Researcher @ Large
CVS-12 Hornet + AO-64 + DD-445
NS0544557
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USS Tolovana (AO-64) conducts a replenishment at sea (RAS), 19 December 1965, simultaneously with USS Hornet (CVS-12) and USS Fletcher (DD-445) in the Sea of Japan. Hornet and Fletcher were engaged in anti-submarine warfare exercises.

US Navy photograph from US Naval Photographic Center, Naval Station Anacostia, Washington DC., by JO1 J.F. Falk, USN.

Robert M. Cieri
CVS-12 Hornet
NS0212ac
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An SH-3A Sea King ASW helicopter and an A-4C Skyhawk stand ready to take-off in defense of USS Hornet (CVS-12) while operating in the South China Sea, circa 1965–1966. (USN photo.)

From "Aircraft Carriers," by Norman Polmar.

Robert Hurst
CVS-12 Hornet
NS091902208
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USS Cimarron (AO-22), with USS Hornet (CVS-12), and USS Nicholas (DD-449), during underway replenishment activities off the coast of North Viet Nam, circa 1966. At that time these three ships had accumulated nearly 75 years of Navy service between them.

US Navy photo # USN 1115952, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.

NHC
CVS-12 Hornet
NS0212ba
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Aerial view looking to the northwest of Hunters Point Navy Yard with USS Hornet (CVS-12) moored on 30 September 1966. On the far side of Hornet is Dry Dock No. 4 occupied by a cruiser, probably USS Columbus (CG-12). Aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga (CVA-14) and destroyer escort USS Hooper (DE-1026) can be identified, on the right side of the photo.

Library of Congress, HAER CAL,38-SANFRA,195AŚ7.

Library of Congress, via Mike Green
CVS-12 Hornet
NS0212as
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(Mar 27–Oct 28, 1967, WestPac/Vietnam Deployment) The Antisubmarine Warfare Support Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet (CVS-12) steams into the wind, at the start of a fixed-wing launch cycle. She is shown in her final configuration nearing the end of her service life. The large SPN-35 dome, on the aft of the island, houses the Carrier Controlled Approach radars. Hornet embarks CVSG-57, tailcode NV, which consists of the following squadrons: VS-35 "Boomerangers" S-2E, VS-37 "Sawbucks" S-2E, HS-2 "Golden Falcons" SH-3A, VAW-11 "Early Eleven" E-1B.

Official Navy Photo from the USS Hornet (CVS-12) Public Affairs Office.

Robert M. Cieri
CVS-12 Hornet
NS04010986
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An SH-3 Sea King damaged by gunfire being hoisted off the fantail of USS Long Beach (CGN-9) by the deck crane of USS Hornet (CVS-12) while in the Tonkin Gulf, Saturday, 27 May 1967.

Stan Janocha
CVS-12 Hornet
NS021243
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USS Hornet (CVS-12) receives fuel and ordnance from USS Sacramento (AOE-1), during replenishment operations in the South China Sea, June 1967. Photographed by JOC R.D. Moeser.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph (# USN 1142142).

NHC, via Dwayne Day
CVS-12 Hornet
NS021244
135k

As CVS-12 underway in the Gulf of Tonkin, September 5, 1967. Official US Navy Photograph # KN-15561 by PHCM W.M. Cox. From the Naval Photographic Center, Naval District, Washington DC.

Robert M. Cieri
CVS-12 Hornet
NS021281
137k

As CVS-12. SH-3A Sea King Helicopters from HS-2 "Golden Falcons" fly near the ship, during operations off the coast of San Diego, July 1968. Official US Navy Photograph # K-53328. From the Naval Photographic Center, Naval Station, Washington DC.

Robert M. Cieri
CVS-12 Hornet
NS021245
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USS Hornet (CVS-12) underway on 9 August 1968, shortly before she began her final Seventh Fleet deployment. Photographed by PHCS W.M. Cox.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph (# USN 1116887).

NHC, via Dwayne Day
CVS-12 Hornet
NS021282
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As CVS-12 during air operations off the coast of San Diego, August 23, 1968. Official US Navy Photograph # K-56723 by C.T. Elliott. From the Naval Photographic Center, Naval Station, Washington DC.

Robert M. Cieri
CVS-12 Hornet
NS021210
89k Underway off California. Appears to have been taken within minutes from the photo above. CSC H. R. Adams, USN (ret), via Larry Lee, RM1 USN (ret)
CVS-12 Hornet
NS021283
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As CVS-12 in the Pacific, as an S-2E Tracker comes in for recovery, December 5, 1968. Official US Navy Photograph # KN-18759 by PHCM W.M. Cox. From the Naval Photographic Center, Naval Station, Washington DC.

Robert M. Cieri
CVS-12 Hornet
NS021246b
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USS Hornet (CVS-12) underway, 24 July 1969, to meet Apollo 11.

Wolfgang Hechler
CVS-12 Hornet
NS021246a
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USS Hornet (CVS-12) July 24, 1969—The Apollo 11 Crew Boards U.S.S. Hornet Aircraft Carrier. The Apollo 11 mission, the first manned lunar mission, launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida via the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) developed Saturn V launch vehicle on July 16, 1969 and safely returned to Earth on July 24, 1969. Aboard the space craft were astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, Command Module (CM) pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., Lunar Module (LM) pilot. The CM, piloted by Michael Collins remained in a parking orbit around the Moon while the LM, named Eagle, carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, landed on the Moon. During 2½ hours of surface exploration, the crew collected 47 pounds of lunar surface material for analysis back on Earth. Shown here are the three astronauts (L-R) Aldrin, Armstrong, and Collins leaving the recovery helicopter aboard U.S.S. Hornet after their splashdown in the Pacific Ocean. Wearing biological isolation garments donned before leaving the spacecraft, the three went directly into the Mobile Quarantine Facility (MQF) on the aircraft carrier. The MQF served as their home for 21 days following the mission. With the success of Apollo 11, the national objective to land men on the Moon and return them safely to Earth had been accomplished. Photo courtesy of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Collection.

Bill Gonyo
CVS-12 Hornet
NS021246c
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The antisubmarine warfare support aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CVS-12) steams near the Apollo 11 capsule, after its splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, 24 July 1969.

Courtesy US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, photo # 1996.488.245.040.

Robert M. Cieri
CVS-12 Hornet
NS0212ao
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Full aerial, forward port quarter view of USS Hornet (CVS-12) entering Pearl Harbor after Apollo 11 recovery, 26 July 1969. National Archives photo (# 428-KN-18090).

The Library of Congress, via Robert M. Cieri
CVS-12 Hornet
NS021246
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"Hornet + 3", Apollo 11 Moon Flight, July 1969 — President Richard M. Nixon was in the central Pacific recovery area to welcome the Apollo 11 astronauts aboard USS Hornet, prime recovery ship for the historic lunar landing mission. Already confined to the Mobile Quarantine Facility (MQF) are (left to right) Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot. Apollo 11 splashed down at 11:49 a.m. (CDT), July 24, 1969, about 812 nautical miles southwest of Hawaii and only 12 nautical miles from Hornet. The three crew men would remain in the MQF until they arrived at the Manned Spacecraft Center's (MSC) Lunar Receiving Laboratory (LRL). While astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin descended in the Lunar Module (LM) Eagle to explore the Sea of Tranquility region of the Moon, astronaut Collins remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) Columbia in lunar-orbit.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) photo # S69-21365.

NASA
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NS021205
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Apollo 12, November 24, 1969 — USS Hornet, prime recovery vessel for the Apollo 12 lunar landing mission, moves toward the Apollo 12 Command Module to retrieve the spacecraft. A helicopter from the recovery ship, which took part in the recovery operations, hovers over the scene of the splashdown.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) photo # S69-22897.

NASA
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The crew of the Apollo 12 lunar landing mission arrives aboard USS Hornet (CVS-12), 24 November 1969.

Naval Historical Center via Dwayne Day
CVS-12 Hornet
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USS Hornet crewmen are greeted by the crew of the Apollo 12 lunar landing mission as the three astronauts are transferred from a US Navy helicopter to a Mobile Quarantine Facility (MQF) aboard the prime recovery vessel. Charles Conrad Jr., right, commander; Richard F. Gordon Jr., command module pilot, left front; and Alan L. Bean, lunar module pilot splashed down safely at 2:58 p.m., November 24, 1969.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) photo # S69-22849.

NASA
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Captain Carl J. Seiberlich, CO of USS Hornet (CVS-12), welcomes the Apollo 12 astronauts aboard.

Naval Historical Center via Dwayne Day
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The Apollo 12 Command Module is hoisted aboard USS Hornet (CVS-12).

Naval Historical Center via Dwayne Day
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USS Hornet (CVS-12) pulls into port, Pearl Harbor, to offload the Apollo 12 capsule, late November 1969.

Naval Historical Center via Dwayne Day
CVS-12 Hornet
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Grumman E-1B Tracer aircraft on the flight deck of USS Hornet (CVS-12), during a HUKASWEX (Hunter-Killer Anti-Submarine Exercise). Photo is dated January 1970. Plane closest to the camera is Bureau # 147227.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph (# USN 1165636).

Naval Historical Center, via Dwayne Day
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Underway off California; date unknown.

Max Hellmueller, V-3 Division at the time, comments: "[this photo was taken] when the Hornet was going or coming from one of the Apollo Shots. I know because ABC placed it [the big white "ball" behind the island] on her for their satellite hook up. I was on board when this was done, as a member of the hanger deck crew." (Hornet recovered Apollo 11 and Apollo 12, in July and November 1969).

CSC H. R. Adams, USN (ret), via Larry Lee, RM1 USN (ret)
CVS-12 Hornet
NS021239
41k Painting by Michael Donegan. NAVYDAZE

© Michael Donegan
Patches
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31k USS Hornet (CVS-12). Courtesy of CAPT Gene Oleson, CHC, USN (Ret) www.bluejacket.com
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22k USS Hornet (CVS-12). Courtesy of CAPT Gene Oleson, CHC, USN (Ret) www.bluejacket.com
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57k "A Heritage of Excellence." USS Hornet (CVS-12). Mike Smolinski
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"Apollo Recovery Ship. USS Hornet CVS-12."

Carol Lee, USS Hornet Museum
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The last Official Patch for the USS Hornet CVS-12. She was towed from the San Francisco Naval Shipyard at Hunter's Point to Pier 2 at NAS Alameda on 11 May 1995. This patch commemorates that trip.

Robert M. Cieri
Ex-USS Hornet
ex CVS-12 Hornet
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Four decommissioned aircraft carriers, Naval Inactive Ships Maintenance Facility, Bremerton, Wash.: ex-USS Hornet (CVS-12), ex-USS Oriskany (CV-34), ex-USS Bennington (CVS-20), and ex-USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31). Date unknown.

Tommy Trampp
ex CVS-12 Hornet
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"Mothballed" at Bremerton, August 1971.

Leland Barnecut, Seattle, Washington
ex CVS-12 Hornet
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"Mothballed" at Bremerton, June 13, 1984.

Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus
A National Historic Landmark

December 4, 1991 — Hornet is designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service.
ex CVS-12 Hornet
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Aerial view of ex-USS Hornet (CVS-12), with ex-USS New Jersey (BB-62), moored across the pier, looking aft to forward down the centerline of Hornet, 1992. Both ships have other inactive ships moored to them: two Knox-class frigates outboard of New Jersey (probably ex-USS Roark (FF-1053) and ex-USS Stein (FF-1065), outmost), and three minecraft outboard of Hornet (outmost is ex-USS Pluck (MSO-464)). Ex-USS Oriskany (CV-34) is also visible in photo NS0212ana.

NS0212an: Historic American Engineering Record photo (Haer Wash.18-Brem.-3-4).

NS0212ana: Historic American Engineering Record photo (Haer Wash.18-Brem.-3-3).

NS0212anb: Historic American Engineering Record photo (Haer Wash.18-Brem.-3-12).

The Library of Congress, via Mike Green
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ex CVS-12 Hornet
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This photo was taken on March 13, 1993 at Bremerton, Washington. Next to the Hornet is the battleship ex-USS New Jersey (BB-62). Reserve Fleet. Photo courtesy of Dwayne Miles.

Photo was taken and is © by Chuck Self. Used with permission.

© Chuck Self
CV-12 Hornet
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69k This photo taken in April 1995 when she hosted the Doolittle Raid commemoration at Alameda. Lacy Lee (RM1 Ret)
USS Hornet Museum
Hornet Museum
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76k USS Hornet Museum, 1999. Stephen Renouard
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Ex-USS Hornet (CVS-12) at her permanent mooring at the former Alameda Naval Air Station, San Francisco Bay, in August 1999.

From Warship Boneyards, by Kit and Carolyn Bonner.

Submitted by Robert Hurst.
CVS-12 Hornet
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73k Alameda NAS, Fall 2002. Roy C. Thomas
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CVS-12 Hornet
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75k This close up, taken in the fall of 2002, shows the island much as it appeared in the mid- to late-1960s. Prominent in this photo are (left to right): the big radome housing the SPN-35 blind-landing radar; the large, rectangular antenna of the long-wave, long-range SPS-43A air search radar; and the "dish" of the SPS-30 height-finder. Also visible are some conical "Phasor 90" radio antennas and one set of transmitting and receiving antennas of the ULQ-6 ECM system, cantilevered out from the flight deck level. The empty pedestal atop the navigation bridge once supported a Mk.37 GFCS. Photo by Roy C. Thomas
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157k USS Hornet Museum, Alameda, San Francisco Bay, California. Circa 2005–2008. Google Earth photo, submitted by George Lipphardt
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Hornet Museum, Alameda, San Francisco Bay, California.

Derick S. Hartshorn
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Artwork for the Hornet Museum, by Steve Whitby.

She is shown in her World War II appearance, wearing Measure 33, Design 3a camouflage.

Steve Whitby
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