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REPRISAL   (CV-35)



Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Kilo - Bravo - Golf
Essex Class (*) Aircraft Carrier
Ordered Laid down Launched Commissioned Decommissioned Stricken
7 Aug 1942 1 Jul 1944 14 May 1945      
Builder: New York Naval Shipyard, Brooklyn, N.Y.
(*) "Long Hull" group, aka Ticonderoga Class

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Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1944
NS023501
159k

There are very few known photos of what would have been CV-35, USS Reprisal. We are fortunate to have found this series of pictures and want to thank Gina Nichols (Naval Historical Center) and specially Ron Reeves, who identified Reprisal in the first place and took the effort to send the photos to NavSource.

Aerial view of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, BuAer photo # 290081, received 2 December 1944. There are five aircraft carriers in sight (refer to NS023501a): (1) Reprisal (CV-35) under construction in Dry Dock #6; (2) Coral Sea, later Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB-42) under construction in Dry Dock #5; (3) Kearsarge (CV-33) under construction; (4) Oriskany (CV-34) under construction; and (5) USS Bon Homme Richard (CV-31), commissioned 26 November 1944.

Naval Historical Center photograph.

Ron Reeves
Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1944
NS023501a
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Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1945
NS023502
230k

Aerial view of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, BuAer photo # 332720, received 15 April 1945. Refer to NS023502a: (1) Coral Sea, later Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB-42) under construction in Dry Dock #5; (2) Reprisal (CV-35) under construction in Dry Dock #6.

Naval Historical Center photograph.

Ron Reeves
Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1944
NS023502a
599k
Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1945
NS023503
172k

Aerial view of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, BuAer photo # 332719, received 15 April 1945. Refer to NS023503a: (1) Coral Sea, later Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB-42) under construction in Dry Dock #5; (2) Reprisal (CV-35) under construction in Dry Dock #6.

Naval Historical Center photograph.

Ron Reeves
Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1944
NS023503a
488k
Reprisal
NS023504
156k

"Reprisal Suspended. What would have become the aircraft carrier USS Reprisal was the first construction project at BNY to be suspended with the end of hostilities in August 1945."

From The Brooklyn Navy Yard (Images of America), by Thomas F. Berner.

Ron Reeves
Reprisal
NS023505
128k

"Reprisal CV 35 Floated out today[, 14 May 1945,] From drydock Brooklyn Navy Yard."

Ron Reeves
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