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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying10uk View Post
    So are we saying that no Essex class carriers have ever been lost due to enemy action?
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    The question pertains to those that were scuttled by US forces after being badly damaged by the Japaneseicon

    They weren't scuttled or sunk...not this class...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merle View Post
    The question pertains to those that were scuttled by US forces after being badly damaged by the Japaneseicon.
    Really not sure how to say it better than none were lost to enemy action. Any scuttling by US forces would have been the result of enemy action but let's put it this way. Not one Essex Class carrier was lost due to any reason in WWII, Korea, or Vietnam. Several have been sunk to create artificial reefs after they lived out their useful lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aragorn243 View Post
    Really not sure how to say it better than none were lost to enemy action. Any scuttling by US forces would have been the result of enemy action but let's put it this way. Not one Essex Class carrier was lost due to any reason in WWII, Korea, or Vietnam. Several have been sunk to create artificial reefs after they lived out their useful lives.
    I knew that several carriers had been sunk, but I didn't know what class they were.

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    Fleet carriers lost were Lexington, Yorktown, Hornet, Wasp. Light carrier Princeton. Escort carriers Bismark Sea, Block Island, Gambier Bay, Liscome Bay, Ommaney Bay, St Lo. Our carrier losses were light compared to other navies and the size of ours. We also lost the Langley which was our first aircraft carrier but by the time it was sunk it had been converted to a seaplane tender.

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