USS CABOT (CVL-28)

Address: Foot of Jackson St., New Orleans, Louisiana. County/parish: Orleans.

NRIS 90000334

Removed from the National Register of Historic Places July 08, 2001.

From Wikipedia:

USS Cabot (CVL-28)

USS Cabot (CVL-28/AVT-3) was an Independence-class light aircraft carrier in the United States Navy, the second ship to carry the name. Cabot was commissioned in 1943 and served until 1947. She was recommissioned as a training carrier from 1948 to 1955. From 1967 to 1989, she served in Spain as D├ędalo. After attempts to preserve her failed, she was scrapped in 2002.

USS Cabot was laid down as Wilmington (CL-79), a Cleveland-class light cruiser, redesignated CV-28 on 2 June 1942, renamed Cabot on 23 June 1942 and converted while building. She was launched on 4 April 1943 by New York Shipbuilding Company, Camden, New Jersey; sponsored by Mrs. A. C. Read. She was reclassified CVL-28 on 15 July 1943 and commissioned on 24 July 1943, with Captain Malcolm Francis Schoeffel in command.

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Architects:

  • New York Shipbuilding Corp.

Significant persons associated with this site:

  • Pyle, Ernie

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/90000334

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