Antietam (CVS 36) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1955

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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- federate States. 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 Reserve Fleet. 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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