posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 09:28 AM
reply to post by ignorant_ape
The Jane's copy we referenced was originally published by Jane's Publishing Company in 1946-1947, and this copy was edition of copyright 1989 (printed
There are NO Yorktown class carriers in this particular book at all.
It CLEARLY lists 24 ships in the Essex class on page 267 of which Yorktown was CV10 (was completed on 16 May 1943) and the Hornet was CV12 (completed
on 29 November 1943). There is NO Enterprise on this class of Essex ship.
NOW - on page 269 there IS an Enterprise class carrier which lists 3 ships: Enterprise, Yorktown and Hornet.
BUT, these are not the same ships as page 267's. This Yorktown was torpedoed and sunk at the Battle of Midway, 7 June 1942 and the Hornet was damaged
at the Battle of Santa Cruz Islands 26 October 1942. She was so badly damaged the US Navy decided to sink her.
I pointed out to hubby that the Doolittle raid was 1942 and the ships we previously mentioned were completed AFTER that, which means you are correct.
We don't have the CV (pendant) numbers in this book for the Enterprise class listed on page 269.
Thank you for your corrections.
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