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Courtesy of CAPT Gene Oleson, CHC, USN (Ret)
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Contributed by Mike Smolinski

USS RANDOLPH   (CV-15)
(later CVA-15 and CVS-15)



Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Whiskey - Bravo - Delta
Tactical Voice Radio Call: "JOHNSTOWN"

CLASS - ESSEX (Long Hull) AKA TICONDEROGA
Displacement 27,100 Tons, Dimensions, 888' (oa) x 93' x 28' 7" (Max)
Armament 12 x 5"/38AA, 82 Aircraft.
Armor, 4" Belt, 2 1/2" Hanger deck, 1 1/2" Deck, 1 1/2" Conning Tower.
Machinery, 150,000 SHP; Westinghouse Geared Turbines, 4 screws
Speed, 33 Knots, Crew 3448.

Operational and Building Data
Built by Newport News. Laid down 10 May 1943, launched 29 June 1944, commissioned 9 Oct 1944.

FATE
Redesignated as an ASW carrier (CVS-15) 31 Mar 1959. FRAM II life extension 1960-1961.
Decommissioned to reserve 13 Feb 1969. Stricken for disposal 1 June 1973. IFB #16-5050, 24 Apr 1975. Sold 24 May 1975 to Boston Metals, Baltimore, Md., for $605,999.99 and subsequently scrapped at South Kearny, N.J.


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Namesake
Frigate Randolph (18th Century)
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CV-15 was named for "a famous old vessel in the Navy bearing th[e] name [Randolph]." (Very special thanks to Robert J. Cressman, Naval History & Heritage Command.)


The first Randolph was a 32-gun frigate whose construction was authorized by the Continental Congress on December 13, 1775. Designed by Joshua Humphreys, she was launched on 10 July 1776, by Wharton and Humphreys at Philadelphia. Captain Nicholas Biddle was appointed commander of the Randolph on 11 July, and he took charge of the frigate in mid-October.

(Read the DANFS entry for the first Randolph at the Naval History & Heritage Website.)

Illustration from the Charleston Naval Shipyard, now in the collection of Mr. Palmer Olliff.
Submitted by Robert Hall.
The Early Years — World War II
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24k Undated, war time image. Shown here with a deck load of aircraft. USN
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In the Chesapeake Bay area during her shakedown period, 12 November 1944. She is wearing camouflage Measure 32 Design 17a. Photographed from USS Charger (CVE-30).

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (photo # 80-G-287672).

Scott Dyben
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Official U.S. Navy photo of USS Randolph (CV-15) at anchor, probably taken during her shakedown cruise, November 1944. Camouflage is Measure 32 Design 17A (I). Photo by H.G. Nelson, 311 Grandby St. Norfolk 10, VA.

Roy Halpine, for his father-in-law
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A series of seven photos taken at Hunters Point, San Francisco, Calif., on 18 January 1945, showing alterations.

Pieter Bakels
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From: COMTASGR 12.2

Date: 6 FEB 45

WATCH YOUR SMOKE

Christopher M. Larson, donated in honor of CDR Fred Millard Larson, deceased 13 Oct. 1945
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This SB2C-4E Helldiver assigned to Bombing Squadron (VB) 12 crashed while trying to recover on the flight deck of USS Randolph (CV-15), 17 February 1945. Planes from Randolph and other carriers had attacked Japanese factories near Tokyo, withdrawing shortly before noon.

Courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com
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Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter parked on the port catapult, March 1945. Note the plane's tail markings, unique to this ship.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (photo # 80-G-K-5339).

NHC
Kamikaze Attack, March 11, 1945
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Crewmen fighting fires on the ship's flight deck, after she was hit by a kamikaze, 11 March 1945.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (photo # 80-G-274099).

Scott Dyben
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Struck by a long range kamikaze on 11 March 1945, the hole in her flight deck is seen here.

USN
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Damage sustained by USS Randolph (CV-15) from a kamikaze attack while at anchor at Ulithi Atoll, 11 March 1945. The attack killed 25 of her crew.

Joe Radigan
Gerd Matthes
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USS Randolph (CV-15) alongside repair ship USS Jason (ARH-1) at Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, 13 March 1945, showing damage to her after flight deck resulting from a kamikaze hit on 11 March. Photographed from a USS Miami (CL-89) floatplane.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (photo # 80-G-344531).

Scott Dyben
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John Maxwell Walker (center) playing the "fiddle" with some buddies. There is an interesting story related to John and the kamikaze attack; you can read it at David Walker's web site.

David Walker, son of John M. Walker
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Robert Franklin Climes served aboard USS Randolph (CV-15) in World War II.

His son, Tom, explains: "[My father] had a piece of metal that he said was shrapnel from the kamikaze attack on March 11th, 1945. [...] He had hand inscribed the attack date and ship name on one side of the piece. He insisted that this was an actual piece of the kamikaze plane itself. The reverse side of the inscription has what he believed were blood stains."

Tom Climes,
for his father,
Robert Franklin Climes
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Seaman 1st Class Leonard A. Cassidy spots model aircraft on the ship's "ouija board" hangar and flight deck planning boards, in response to the telephoned orders of air officers. The nearer board represents the flight deck, with the hangar deck board behind it.

Aircraft types represented include F6F, TBM and SB2C. The original color transparency was received by the Naval Photographic Science Laboratory on 15 June 1945.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (photo # 80-G-K-5395).

Naval History & Heritage Command
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Vice Admiral Marc A. Mitscher, USN, (left), Commander Task Force 58, with his Chief of Staff, Commodore Arleigh A. Burke, on board USS Randolph (CV-15) during operations off Okinawa. Photograph is dated June 1945, but was probably taken in May.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (# 80-G-468931).

Naval History & Heritage Command
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Vice Admiral Marc A. Mitcher, USN, Commander, Task Force 58 (at left), with his Chief of Staff, Commodore Arleigh A. Burke, on the Flag Bridge of USS Randolph (CV-15), during operations off Okinawa in June 1945.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History & Heritage Command (# NH 54911).

Naval History & Heritage Command
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Vice Admiral Marc A. Mitscher, USN, Commander, Task Force 58 (at left), with his Chief of Staff, Commodore Arleigh A. Burke, on board USS Randolph (CV-15), off Okinawa in 1945.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History & Heritage Command (# NH 55804).

Naval History & Heritage Command
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USS Randolph (CV-15) at anchor in the western Pacific, June 1945. Photographed by Lieutenant Barrett Gallagher.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center (photo # NH 97489).

Naval History & Heritage Command
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A musical trio plays for crewmen in the carrier's sickbay, 11 August 1945. The players are Musician 3rd Class Joseph Calicari (Violin), Musician 2nd Class Wilfred Batchelder (Base) and Musician 3rd Class Charles Apellonia (Accordion).

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (photo # 80-G-K-6355).

NHC
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Originator: CINCPOA ADV BASE

(Date: 15 August 1945)

FLEET ADMIRAL C W NIMITZ TRANSMITS TO THE PACIFIC FLEET AND PACIFIC OCEAN AREA WITH THE GREATEST SATISFACTION AND PRIDE THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE FROM SECNAV: "MY WARMEST CONGRATULATIONS ON THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A GREAT TASK X PLEASE SEND TO THE COMMANDERS OF THE FLEETS AND FORCES THROUGHOUT THE PACIFIC AND ALL HANDS IN THEIR COMMANDS MY PERSONAL CONGRATULATIONS AND THE DEEP PRIDE WHICH AMERICA HAS IN THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS X LET US KEEP IN REVERENT RECOLLECTION THE MEMORIES OF THOSE OF OUR COMRADES WHOSE SACRIFICE HAS GIVEN US OUR FREEDOM" X JAMES FORRESTAL X

Christopher M. Larson, donated in honor of CDR Fred Millard Larson, deceased 13 Oct. 1945
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Originator: SECNAV

Date: 15 August [1945]

ALL HANDS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY MARINE CORPS AND COAST GUARD MAY TAKE SATISFACTION IN THE CONCLUSION OF THE WAR AGAINST JAPAN AND PRIDE IN THE PART PLAYED BY THEM IN ACCOMPLISHING THAT RESULT X PARA X THE DEMOBILIZATION OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE RETURN TO CONDITIONS OF PEACE WILL CREATE PROBLEMS TAXING PATIENCE AND CONTROL ALMOST AS GREAT AS THE TENSIONS OF WAR X I ASK THAT THE DISCIPLINE WHICH HAS SERVED SO WELL TO BRING THIS DEMOCRACY THROUGH HOURS OF GREAT CRISIS BE MAINTAINED TO THE END THAT NOTHING SHALL MAR THE RECORD OF ACCOMPLISHMENT AND GLORY THAT NOW BELONGS TO THE NAVY MARINE CORPS AND COAST GUARD X JAMES FORRESTAL   XXX

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129k Still on alert in case the Japanese surrender was a deception, the Randolph and the other fleet carriers of TF-38 remained at sea while the battleships and some light carriers entered Sagami Bay and then Tokyo Bay for the official surrender. The Randolph and the British carrier HMS Indefatigable are on alert as seen from the USS Wasp (CV-18) on August 30, 1945 off the coast of Japan. USN
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Air Department, V-1-A Division.

Tom Climes,
for his father,
Robert Franklin Climes
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Communications Department, K-1 Division.

Donna's father, Daniel Rosamonda, is in the third row.

Donna Minthorn, daughter of Daniel Rosamonda
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Two views of USS Randolph (CV-15), possibly taken in late August–September 1945. They were enclosed with the 5 October 1945 Commander Air Force, Pacific Fleet letter FF39/S1, FF12-5/(15-on), serial 06820, on carrier markings, to illustrate how the ship's hull number should be painted on the structure of an Essex-class carrier. Numbers should be 8' (2.44 meters) high and should be applied to the port side of stack (top after portion) and to the starboard side of structure housing the aerological balloon room.

Source: Seattle NARA, Record Group 181, "Ship's Files ca 1940–1950."

Tracy White, Researcher @ Large
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Roster of Officers, USS Randolph (CV-15) and Air Group Sixteen, 1 September 1945.

Christopher Larson.
Donated in Honor of CDR Fred Millard Larson deceased 13 Oct 1945.
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Originator: CTF 38

Date: 1 Sept. [1945]

I AM GLAD AND PROUD TO HAVE FOUGHT THROUGH MY LAST YEAR OF ACTIVE SERVICE WITH THE RENOWNED FAST CARRIER FORCE X VICTORY HAS FORGED A LASTING BOND AMONG US X IF YOU ARE TO BE AS FORTUNATE IN PEACE AS YOU HAVE BEEN VICTORIOUS IN WAR, I AM NOW TALKING TO ONE HUNDRED AND TEN THOUSAND PROSPECTIVE MILLIONAIRES X GOOD BYE, GOOD LUCK, AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU X XXXXXXX MCCAIN X

[Vice Admiral McCain died 6 September 1945, just after arriving back in the United States, and was later appointed Admiral effective that date.]

Christopher M. Larson, donated in honor of CDR Fred Millard Larson, deceased 13 Oct. 1945
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Originator: CINCPOA/CINCPAC ADVHED

Date: 7 SEPT [1945]

UNLESS OTHERWISE DIRECTED AT ONCE NAVAL VESSELS SHALL BURN NAVIGATION LIGHTS AT FULL BRILLIANCY BY NIGHT AND SHALL NOT ZIGZAG X BLACKOUT REGULATIONS ARE CANCELLED XX

Christopher M. Larson, donated in honor of CDR Fred Millard Larson, deceased 13 Oct. 1945
Post-World War II
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Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsairs of CVG-82 ready for launch from USS Randolph (CV-15), circa [1946]. Seen behind the Corsairs are Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldivers and Eastern TBM-3E Avengers. Photo Chuck McCandliss.

Photo and text taken from Carrier Air War In Original Color by Robert Lawson and Barrett Tillman

Robert Hurst
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"Electronic Manufacturers Cruise
20 – 22 May 1947
USS Randolph
D. Ward Harrigan
Captain, U.S. Navy
[Signature]"

Photo was taken in the British West Indies during the Second Fleet Tactical Maneuvers, 2 February–19 March 1947.

Chalmers Omberg
After SCB-27A Modernization
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100k Post 1953 photo after initial modernization. 5" gun mounts around island have been removed, but she hasn't been equipped with an angled flight deck yet. That will come in a later, more complete modernization. USN
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Official U.S. Navy photos of USS Randolph (CVA-15) after her SCB-27A modernization, with an interesting mix of F9F Cougars, AD Skyraiders and F4U Corsairs on deck. These photos were probably taken during her post-modernization shakedown cruise to Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, August–November 1953, with Carrier Air Group 10 (CAG-10) aboard.

David Buell
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Official U.S. Navy photo of USS Randolph (CVA-15) underway on 2 October 1953, during her post-modernization shakedown cruise to Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, with Carrier Air Group 10 (CAG-10) aboard.

David Buell
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224k USS Randolph (CVA-15) at Gibraltar, mid-February 1954. She was relieving the Bennington (CVA-20) from a Med cruise. Photo by Louis Hodgson
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70k This is the Randolph seen off the coast of Cannes, France in 1954. © Larry Bohn
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Four McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee aircraft of VF-41 "Black Aces" in flight formation over USS Randolph (CVA-15), circa 1954.

US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo No. 1996.253.7242.001. Robert L. Lawson Photograph Collection.

Mike Green
After SCB-125 Modernization
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177k It appears that USS Randolph (CVA-15) had just completed conversion to angled deck and hurricane bow (SCB-125 modernization) when this photo was taken, so this might well be 1956 during her post-conversion trials in the Atlantic. The conversion was done at the Norfolk Navy Yard, June 1955 – January 1956. Note the lack of deck markings. David Buell
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F2H-4 Banshee of Fighter Squadron (VF) 102 "Diamondbacks" in flight over USS Randolph (CVA-15) in the Mediterranean Sea in October 1956, during the Suez Canal crisis.

That month, Israel, Britain, and France invaded the United Arab Republic, precipitating the Suez Crisis. Randolph, joined by other elements of the Sixth Fleet, stood ready. Operating near the Suez Canal, her aircraft provided air cover and surface and air reconnaissance for the evacuation of U.S. nationals from Alexandria.

U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo No. 1996.253.7245.029. Robert L. Lawson Photograph Collection.

Mike Green
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202k Randolph, 1956-57. Underway, starboard bow, with aircraft on deck. Don Smith (USN-RET)
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USS Randolph (CVA-15) stands at her assigned anchorage in Hampton Roads, Virginia, during the International Naval Review, 12 June 1957. Note her deckload of aircraft, with two AJ Savage attack planes and 14 FJ Fury fighters parked on the flight deck, forward. Photographed by PH2 Hughes.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center (photo # NH 97490).

NHC
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A4D-2 Skyhawk aircraft of VA-86 "Sidewinders" conducting in-flight refueling in the Eastern Mediterranean. Ship is USS Randolph (CVA-15).

Official U.S. Navy Photograph (#1039207), dated 24 September 1958.

From the collection of CDR Thomas B. Ray (USS Essex CV-9), via Chris Stanley
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Sir Winston Churchill salutes as he receives honors during a visit to USS Randolph (CVA-15), 26 October 1958. Photographed by J.C. Ricks.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center (photo # NH 97491).

NHC
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Official caption reads: "USS Randolph (CVS-15) underway at sea on 27 February 1962, with two S2F airplanes on her catapults. Official U.S. Navy Photograph (photo # USN 1059601)."

However, the ship's photo lab had this picture cataloged as "CVS-15-2478-L-10-59," dated October 25, 1959: "USS Randolph, CVS-15, making high speed turn." (Thanks to Robert M. Cieri).

NHC
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USS Randolph (CVS-15) refueling at sea from USS Pawcatuck (AO-108), circa 1960. USS Waller (DDE-466) is refueling from the oiler's starboard side, while USS Eaton is steaming astern, waiting her turn for a "drink". Photograph received from USS Waller, 1969.

Roger Rieman
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Official U.S. Navy photo of USS Randolph (CVS-15) during an UNREP (UNderway REPlenishment) in the Atlantic, somewhere along the East coast, while conducting ASW (anti-submarine) operations, September 1960. She is replenishing from USS Marias (AO-57) along with USS Cony (DDE-508).

Robert M. Cieri
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Astronaut Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, pilot of the Mercury spacecraft, Liberty Bell 7, arrives aboard the recovery ship, USS Randolph (CVS-15), 21 July 1961, following his 15-minute 37-second suborbital space mission. He is flanked by military medical officers. Grissom's capsule sank soon after splashdown and was not recovered until nearly forty years later.

Reference Numbers:
Center: Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Center Number: S61-02894
Great Images In NASA (GRIN) DataBase Number: GPN-2000-001332.

Courtesy of NASA
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Randolph hams operating radios in ham shack. This was the first ham station on a USN combat ship and was set up by CDR Thomas B. Ray (seated), a pilot in HS-7 "Big Dippers" Helo Squadron, on board at the time. Photo is dated 22 February 1962 (Randolph was the primary recovery ship for spacecraft Mercury-Atlas 6 Friendship 7, with astronaut John Glenn, on 20 February).

From the collection of CDR Thomas B. Ray (USS Essex CV-9), via Chris Stanley
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91k This picture came out of a cruise book (that accounts for the poor quality) and was taken during the summer of 1962 during a Med cruise. Don Smith STC
(USN-RET)
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Port quarter view of USS Randolph (CVS-15) with units of the 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean Sea. Official US Navy photo (# USN 1061643), dated June 29, 1962.

David Buell
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69k In July 1962, I was an AG-2 stationed aboard the USS Randolph, (CVS-15). We were homeport out of Norfolk and operated as Task Group Alpha. In the Summer of 1962, Task Group Alpha went on a Med Cruise to give the USNA Middies a little at-sea time. While in the Med, we joined up with the USS Shangri La (CVA-38) and USS Independence (CVA-62). With the three Carrier Task Forces combined, we had the largest gathering of US Navy warships in the Med since the latter days of WWII. View looking aft, from the island. © Frank K. Roshto
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As above. Looking forward, from the island.

© Frank K. Roshto
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"Willie Fudd" (Grumman E-1B Tracer, VAW-12 "Bats" squadron) launch from starboard catapult, July 1963, off the coast of Virginia. Five-inch gun in the foreground.

Photo by Larry Backus
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Port side sponson, 5" gun mount. July 1963, off the coast of Virginia.

Photo by Larry Backus
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SH-3A Sea King helicopters, HS-7 "Big Dippers" squadron, on flight deck, July 1963, off the coast of Virginia.

Photo by Larry Backus
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"The crew of the USS Randolph (CVS-15) proudly form their two 'E's, the Battle Efficiency 'E', awarded to the best Anti-submarine carrier, and the sixth consecutive Efficiency Award presented to the Engineering Dept. The USS Randolph is the first ship in the Atlantic Fleet to win the Engineering Award six consecutive years." Official U.S. Navy photograph, dated 25 July 1963.

David Buell
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USS Randolph (CVS-15) underway in February 1965, off Norfolk, VA. Randoo Can Do deployed to the Med, February–May 1965, with Antisubmarine Carrier Air Group (CVSG) 58. Aircraft on deck are S-2D Trackers of VS-26 "Lucky Tigers" and VS-36 "Gray Wolves," and an SH-3A Sea King of HS-7 "Big Dippers" (this particular helicopter, BuNo 149702, was later upgraded to the SH-3G standard, then SH-3H, then converted to an UH-3H).

From the collections of RADM Edward L. Feightner, BM2 Charles Peterman, and LCDR Al Gordon as compiled and edited by BM3 David Zanziger. Courtesy of the USS Chikaskia AO-54 Association
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Official U.S. Navy photograph of USS Randolph (CVS-15), serial number K-57262, received by DAVA Still Media Depository, Bldg. 168, N.D.W., Washington D.C. 20374, during September 1968.

This photo was possibly taken in the summer of 1967, since it shows Antisubmarine Carrier Air Group 56 (tail code "AU") aboard Randolph.

Robert M. Cieri
Memorabilia
USS Randolph plaque
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12k USS Randolph plaque, WW2. Jack Treutle
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Welcome Aboard Card for USS Randolph (CV-15) celebrating Navy Day, 27 October 1945, at NOB Norfolk, Va.

Robert M. Cieri
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Models
USS Randolph model
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44k Model of USS Randolph (CVS-15) as she appeared at the end of her career. Courtesy of All Wood Ships
USS Randolph model
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USS Randolph model
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USS Randolph model
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USS Randolph model
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Ex-USS Randolph
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For more photos and information about this ship, see:

View the USS Randolph (CV-15 / CVA-15 /CVS-15)
DANFS History entry located on the Naval History & Heritage Command Web Site.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: LCdr Walter L Timmons
Address:785 Temple Ave Orange City, FL, 32763-4742
Phone: 904-775-3721
E-mail: None

Additional Resources
Hazegray & Underway World Aircraft Carrier Pages by Andrew Toppan.
Official U.S. Navy Carrier Website
USS Randolph CV CVA CVS-15, by Donald R. Jary

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