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USS TARAWA   (CV-40)
(later CVA-40, CVS-40 and AVT-12)


Memorabilia
Flags
Flag

48-flag used aboard USS Tarawa, donated in 1952 to the collection of Dr. Clarence R. Rungee, New Haven, Connecticut. Tarawa was officially the "adopted" carrier of the State of Connecticut.
Submitted by Yu Chu
266 Kb
Launch Program
Contributed by Jerry Jacobs for his father, Roy Jacobs (1920–2007).

His time on tugboats in the Navy in WWII led to a lifelong love of the water and smaller boats, which is his legacy to his family.
Cover
Cover
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Local Newspaper Articles About the Launching of USS Tarawa
Contributed by Jerry Jacobs for his father, Roy Jacobs (1920–2007).
Newspaper Clip
Clip A1
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Newspaper Clip
Clip A2
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Newspaper Clip
Clip A3
226 Kb
Newspaper Clip
Clip B1
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Newspaper Clip
Clip B2
108 Kb
Newspaper Clip
Clip C
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Commissioning of USS Tarawa, 8 December 1945
Contributed by Robert M. Cieri.
Commissioning Ceremony Program
Cover
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Commissioning Ceremony Program
Page 1
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Commissioning Ceremony Program
Page 2
60 Kb
Commissioning Ceremony Program
Page 3
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Commissioning Ceremony Program
Page 4
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Commissioning Ceremony Program
Page 5
88 Kb
Contributed by Ron Reeves.
Commissioning Ceremony
Presentation of the Battle Ensign hoisted at the capture of Tarawa
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Commissioning Ceremony
Invocation
592 Kb
Commissioning Ceremony
CAPT Malstrom addresses the crew
367 Kb
Commissioning Ceremony
CAPT Malstrom directs Sound Colors
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Commissioning Ceremony
Colors are hoisted
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Commissioning Ceremony
CDR Robert W. Cooper, XO; Colonel Vivian Fox-Strangways, RA, Resident Commissioner of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands; MG Julian C. Smith, USMC; RADM Walden L. "Pug" Ainsworth, Commandant Fifth Naval District, turns over ship to PCO, CAPT Alvin I. Malstrom
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Newspaper Article About the Commissioning of USS Tarawa
Contributed by Donald Schroeder, USS Sangamon (CVE-26).
Newspaper Clip

113 Kb
Miscellany
Zippo
Zippo, 1947–1948
Submitted by Yu Chu
131 Kb

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