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USS Ticonderoga at Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 30 May 1944; note camouflage Measure 33 Design 10A

Caption   USS Ticonderoga at Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 30 May 1944; note camouflage Measure 33 Design 10A ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation
Identification Code   1996.488.039.013
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Photos on Same Day 30 May 1944
Photos at Same Place Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 24 Feb 2014

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
18 Jan 2014 03:26:55 PM

Lead ship of the so-called Long-Hull Essex carriers. The "Long-Hull" was an extra 16 feet added to the bow for forward anti-aircraft guns, which can be seen well here. It was ironic, then, that two months after this photo was taken, right after Ticonderoga’s shake-down cruise, her flight deck was lengthened by 11 feet forward (and 7 feet aft) to all but cover the new gun mounts.

Also note the positions of the three aircraft elevators: No.1 barely visible on the forward flight deck (shadow of 2nd radio antenna points to it), No.2 amidships on the portside edge of the flight deck stowed in its upright position (a feature included specifically so the carriers would fit through the locks of the Panama Canal), and No.3 on the after flight deck. The No.3 elevator would be relocated to the starboard deck edge in 1952.

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