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In general, carriers of the Navy bear names in
commemoration of important battles in U. S. history
or of old distinguished ships of the Navy itself.
ANTIETAM is one of the first category and glorifies
the victory of Antietam Creek, fought near Sharps-
burg, Maryland, on September 17, 1862, between the
Federal Army of the U. S. and the Army of the Con-
Although each side considered itself the victor
at the time, history has proven it to have been one of
the turning points of the war to preserve the Union.
The ANTIETAM,s keel was laid 15 March 1943
at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard and just 22
months later she was commissioned. This set a record
for ships of this size. However, the time necessary for
fitting out, trials, shakedown, etc. prevented her from
seeing action against Japan. She did get a chance to
operate in support of the japanese occupation until
1949 when she was mothballed as part of the Pacific
To support the Korean conflict, the ANTIETAM
was reactivated during the critical fall and winter
of 1951, her aircraft dumped almost ten million
pounds of bombs on the enemy.
There followed a brief period in the inactive
Pacific Fleet again until the summer of 1952, at
which time she sailed for the East Coast. In Septem-
ber 1952 she entered the New York Naval Shipyard
and a few months later departed as the first canted
deck carrier in the world. Evaluation operations with
both United States and British Naval Aviation units
proved the efficiency of the canted deck principle
beyond any doubt.
In recognition of the potential threat of the sub-
marine as demonstrated in both World Wars, the
Navy has ordered certain of its finest ships to anti-
submarine warfare. Thus, the ANTIETAM has been
assigned a primary mission in support of the Navy's
anti-submarine warfare task.
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RADM Fitzhugh Lee left the ANTIETAM Ianuary 19 for duty as com-
mander, Western Pacific, being relieved by Capt. Harry E. Sears.
RADM Lee, descendant of a long line of American Fighting men, was born
in the Philippine Islands, August 19, 1905. His father, George Mason Lee, was
a colonel in the U. S. Army and his grandfather was ea General in both the Con-
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Lee of Revolutionary fame.
Admiral Lee attended schools in the Philippine Islands, United States, and
France prior to his appointment to the U. S. Naval Academy by President Hard-
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