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Wasp (Wasp-class)

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassWasp-class Aircraft Carrier
BuilderBethlehem Fore River Shipyard
Ordered19 Sep 1935
Laid Down1 Apr 1936
Launched4 Apr 1939
Commissioned25 Apr 1940
Sunk15 Sep 1942
Displacement14,700 tons standard; 19,116 tons full
Length688 feet
Beam81 feet
Draft20 feet
Machinery6 boilers, steam turbines, 2 shafts
Power Output75,000 shaft horsepower
Speed29 knots
Range12,000nm at 15 knots
Armament8x5in, 4x quad 1.1in machine gun mounts, 24x0.50 cal machine guns
Armor3.5in side
Catapult2 in flight deck, 2 in hangar deck


ww2dbaseUSS Wasp was the lead and only ship in her class. She was the eighth American ship to bear that name. After radio direction finder calibration, her shakedown cruise took her to the Caribbean Sea, conducting carrier qualification tests for pilots while en route. She spent 4 Jul 1936, United States' Independence Day, in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. At end of Jul, she was in Boston Navy Yard for post-shakedown repairs. Her final trials were not completed until 26 Sep 1940. She joined Carrier Division 3's Patrol Force on 11 Oct 1940, operating out of Norfolk, Virginia, United States. While with Carrier Division 3 she provided Army aircraft the opportunity to test taking off from an aircraft carrier. She served in the Caribbean Sea and off the US east coast until the United States began to make patrols deep into the Atlantic Ocean. On 23 Jul 1941, Wasp loaded up 33 Army aircraft and sailed for Iceland five days later. She was escorted by destroyers O'Brien and Walke, and later joined by cruiser Vincennes. She delivered the aircraft to Iceland, and returned to Norfolk for more carrier qualifications and other flight training. On 24 Aug, Rear Admiral H. Kent Hewitt broke her flag on Wasp. She anchored in Trinidad on 2 Sep after a rumored hunt for German heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper. On 6 Sep, she began her patrol "to enforce the neutrality of the United States in the Atlantic." However, the United States was nowhere near neutral at this period of time. Wasp, along with many other American warships, escorted British merchant ships in convoys.

ww2dbaseWhen the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on 7 Dec 1941, Wasp was at Grassy Bay, Bermuda. After the tension with French forces in the Caribbean Sea lessened, she sailed for Norfolk Navy Yard to commence an overhaul that lasted until 14 Jan 1942. She sailed for Newfoundland and Maine on 16 Mar then returned to Norfolk. On 26 Mar she sailed for Britain to reinforce the Royal Navy. After stops at Scapa Flow and Glasgow, she took on the mission to ferry 47 aircraft to the British island of Malta in the Mediterranean; she was escorted by Force W of the Royal Navy and two American destroyers. The mission was successful as she delivered the British Spitfire aircraft to Malta, though many of the Spitfires were later destroyed by German Luftwaffe on the ground. On 3 May 1942, she delivered another group of Spitfire aircraft to Malta along side of British carrier Eagle that did the same.

ww2dbaseDuring the Malta missions, the Battle of Coral Sea took place and Midway was looming so it was felt American naval aviation in the Pacific needed to be strengthened. It was decided Wasp was to be transferred. After hastened repairs at Norfolk Navy Yard, Captain John Reeves who had been with the ship since commissioning was relieved by Captain Forrest Sherman on 31 May (Reeves was being promoted to flag rank), and Wasp departed for Panama Canal, where she became the flagship of Rear Admiral Leigh Noyes. She arrived in San Diego on 19 Jun, loaded up additional aircraft, and headed for the South Pacific. Her aircraft attacked Japanese positions at Tulagi and Guadalcanal to assist in the landing of the two islands by more than 10,000 American Marines.

ww2dbaseOn 15 Sep 1942, Wasp was in a group of warships that escorted transports bound for Guadalcanal. While in the process of spotting and launching combat air patrol fighters, she was struck by two out of a spread of four torpedoes launched from Japanese submarine I-19. Amidst aircraft launching and recovering operations, the abundance of fuel and ammunition quickly turned Wasp into an inferno. The water mains were also heavily damaged during the explosions, which left firefighters aboard no choice but to form bucket brigades. After a conference with his executive officer Commander Fred Dickey, Captain Sherman ordered abandon ship at 1520 after confirming the order with Rear Admiral Noyes. Strangely, however, those who served in the engineering spaces did not realize the seriousness of the fire when they heard the order. Engineering officer Lieutenant Commander Ascherfeld noted after the war that his men had no idea of the uncontrollable fires until they made their way above. After ensuring an orderly abandonment, Sherman left the ship at 1600. By nightfall, Wasp had proven to be unwilling to go down, and destroyer Lansdowne was ordered to fire torpedoes to scuttle the ship. Five torpedoes were fired, but only three exploded. She sank at 2100. Of the 2247 men on her at the time, 193 were killed, and 366 were wounded. All but one of her aircraft made a safe trip to carrier Hornet nearby before Wasp sank. I-19 escaped safely after her strike to report the good news to Tokyo.

Samuel Eliot Morison, The Struggle for Guadalcanal

Last Major Revision: Mar 2006

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Vought SB2U-2 Vindicator dive bomber of Scouting Squadron VS-72 on the deck-edge elevator of USS Wasp (Wasp-class) at Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, Jun 1940.USS Wasp (Wasp-class) in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, 27 Oct 1940
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Wasp (Wasp-class) Operational Timeline

25 Apr 1940 Wasp (Wasp-class) was commissioned into service.
17 Mar 1942 USS Wasp collided with destroyer USS Stack in foggy weather at 0650 hours off the east coast of the United States, causing flooding in the boiler room of the destroyer.
26 Mar 1942 US Navy warships Washington, Wasp, Wichita, Tuscaloosa, and eight destroyers sailed from Portland, Maine, United States for Britain to reinforce the Royal Navy Home Fleet.
13 Apr 1942 USS Wasp took on British Spitfire fighters at Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom in preparation for an aircraft ferrying mission to Malta.
14 Apr 1942 USS Wasp departed the Clyde Estuary, Scotland, United Kingdom with 52 Spitfire fighters of No. 601 and No. 603 Squadrons RAF on board for Malta; she was escorted by destroyers USS Lang and USS Madison.
18 Apr 1942 USS Wasp passed through the Strait of Gibraltar en route to Malta.
29 Apr 1942 USS Wasp arrived at Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, completing Operation Calendar.
3 May 1942 USS Wasp departed Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom with 47 Spitfire fighters aboard, embarking on Operation Bowery aiming to resupply Malta.
1 Jul 1942 Wasp departed San Diego, California, United States for Tonga Islands, escorting transports carrying men of the US 5th Marine Regiment.
18 Jul 1942 USS Wasp arrived at Tongatapu, Tonga.
15 Sep 1942 Japanese submarine I-19 sank USS Wasp (3 Type 95 torpedo hits; 194 were killed, 1,969 survived) in the Coral Sea at 1444 hours; USS North Carolina and USS O'Brien were also damaged in the attack.

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1. Len Reed says:
6 Jul 2006 07:49:25 AM

Prior to the sinking a destruyer came alongside to rescue survivors. The OOD inquired How many men can you take?
The Capt of the DD inquired How much ice cream you got?
2. Anonymous says:
18 Dec 2007 02:22:43 PM

During June-August 1944, the Wasp participated in the Marianas Campaign, followed by support for the September assault on the Palaus, and in October, by attacks on Okinawa, Formosa and the Philippines, and in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. For the rest of 1944 and into January 1945 Wasp sent her planes against the Japanese in the Philippines, the South China Sea area and as far north as the Ryukyus. She also supported the Iwo Jima invasion...
3. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
19 Dec 2007 08:14:55 AM

To the previous poster that mentioned the Marianas and Leyte Campaigns, sorry, you got the wrong Wasp! The one you are thinking about is the Essex-class carrier designated CV-18. This page is about CV-7.
4. Commenter identity confirmed Alan Chanter says:
1 Aug 2009 01:53:30 AM

Following Wasp's second delivery of fighters to Malta, Prime Minister Winston Churchill would comment(in typical Churchillian style)"Who says that a Wasp can't sting twice?".
5. Speight says:
22 Aug 2009 05:05:28 AM

My late father was a Gunners Mate on the Wasp CV-7 from 1938 until her sinking.
After he was put on an LST and served during several McArther landings.It was later damaged so bad by the Japanese it was towed out to sea and sunk.
Then he was put on a Destroyer stationed in Charelston,SC (where he met my late mother) until the end of the War.
I,along with my two older brothers (my little brother chose Boomers) also (like father) had as our first sea-going Naval duty station a Norfolk-based carrier--the USS Independence CV-62.
When my son entered the USN,the Independence was already decommissioned,so he ended up a plank crewman aboard the USS Ronald Reagan CVN-76.First at Newport then at Norfolk then sent to homeport in San Diego.
My future grandson,I suppose,will serve aboard the USS Sarah Palin if the Navy keeps naming carriers only after patriot presidents )
6. Anonymous says:
29 Jan 2010 05:42:34 AM

During her launch in 1939 at The Bethlehem Steel Shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts, two planes collided overhead killing both pilots.
7. Darlene Hunt says:
6 Mar 2010 03:27:28 PM

My dad George Hunt was a gunners mate on the Wasp. His nickname was "Monkey". I would love to know of anyone who knew him or has pictures of him. He passed away in 1985.
8. Anita Youngs says:
9 Jun 2010 07:15:13 PM

My dad was Victor Youngs and he was 1st gunners mate on the Wasp during World War II. I do not have any photos of him on the Wasp but if anyone has any photos of Victor Youngs I would appreciate it.
9. April Hadden says:
5 Aug 2010 07:46:02 PM

I am looking for any information on William (Bill) Frances Hadden. He was on the WASP when it sank. Anything would be wonderful!! Thanks!
10. Melanie says:
2 Sep 2010 05:23:11 AM

To those of you looking for photos, I have a photo you might want to view. I have no idea if it is taken on The Wasp or another ship, but my great-uncle, who is in the photo, was on The Wasp when it sunk.
Go to Ancestry.com, do a search for Harold Kelly b. 1907. When the results come up, click Pictures in the left hand menu. This photo will show up in the results.
I am looking for information about his first wife and twin boys. He married her while stationed in CA and then divorced prior to WWII.
11. CV-7 Wasp says:
18 Nov 2010 11:48:11 AM

Making scale model, of undetermined scale, would like links to blueprints/info, E-mail me at BB_22minnesota@live.com
12. James J. Rotschafer says:
22 Nov 2010 11:50:12 AM

WASP was built to the same standards as YORKTOWN class, but smaller ment to take up the remaining tonnage from the carrier alot ment
13. Chris Hagerty says:
15 Jan 2011 03:19:14 PM

I am seeking information about my uncle Joseph F Kirwin, a pilot aboard the Wasp who was said to have saved a number of sailors during the sinking. Any information would be of interest.
14. Andrea Moorehead says:
22 Feb 2013 01:15:24 AM

My grandfather Charles Donathan, Jr. was a First Gunnars' mate on the USS WASP. He is now deceased and I was wondering if anyone had any pictures or info on him. If so you can email me at amoorehead@frontier.com Thanks a bunch. God Bless You all.
15. Bruce Elliott says:
19 Apr 2013 02:44:46 PM

Film of crippled Wasp:
16. Anonymous says:
24 Apr 2013 07:47:18 PM

My grandfather Clarance Fred Horak was on this ship when it sunk .. He survived and later passed in 1998
17. Sokar says:
11 Nov 2013 09:25:27 AM

How many torpedoes did, actually, hit USS Wasp (CV-7)? 2 or 3?
18. Bob says:
25 Nov 2013 08:32:24 PM

My uncle Joe Kirwin who had just landed his SBD a few minutes before the attack, said there were two torpedoes. But Wikipedia and other sources say there were three, all fired from the same submarine.
19. Virginia Snyder says:
31 Mar 2014 11:04:01 PM

Was the ship's bottom sealed in an effort to take the ship back for repairs? Were some men sealed inside? Who were the radio operators? (One died in the attack)
20. Anonymous says:
18 Jul 2014 11:01:35 PM

My dad ,Noble L. Graves , was an electrician on the wasp when she was sunk. He passed away 1995 .
21. IAN WARREN says:
27 Aug 2014 07:02:29 AM

I'm trying to find out what medel's my uncle recived his name was Repurt Frank Durance and he seved on the wasp and then tranfered to Panamar before the ship sunk can anybody help.?
22. Christina Clemons says:
14 Oct 2014 10:49:43 PM

I have a newspaper article about CommanderJohn Shea's letter he wrote to his son. I found it in a very old family bible. The letter in the article is addressed to Jackie and dated June 9. I know this will probably never be seen, but I would love to get this to his family. If anybody has any info, please let me know. Thank you.
23. Stephen Colvin says:
31 Mar 2015 04:19:20 PM

I am trying to Track down any information anyone might have about a Bill Johnson who served in the Navy during World War II and was serving on the U.S.S. Wasp (C8) when it was sunk in 1942. I am trying to track down Bill or any of his known family. My E-Mail is: Alarond@comcast.net.
24. Anonymous says:
27 Apr 2015 03:40:13 PM

Our uncle Otto Frank Cecello was never found after the attack on the wasp in WW2. He was an ordinance officer. Now after all this time, the Navy is attempting to identify them, thanks to DNA sequencing. Science has increased greatly since even Vietnam, let alone WW2.
25. Joan Waugh says:
31 Oct 2015 10:53:31 AM

my father was a signal man aboard the Wasp when she was sunk.
survied, later died from injuries in NY.
looking for any one with information about him pictures etc.
as my mother never really said much when I was young.
26. Richard Brigle says:
20 Nov 2015 09:20:15 PM

I am looking for Adm Hoyes aide's name? When he was in the nursing home that I work I took care of him and his wife. Plus his In Laws Lived two houses away from me.
27. Anonymous says:
17 Feb 2016 01:37:12 PM

does anyone know when the ship got towed out of the water, like the time? or day?
28. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
17 Feb 2016 03:47:36 PM

Anonymous #27:
“when the ship got towed out of the water”? The ship was sunk and remains there still. I don’t
understand the question.
29. Anonymous says:
12 Mar 2016 07:47:02 AM

My uncle George Lucas served on the WASP. Anyone who might be able to answer some questions please email.
30. Mark Jones says:
11 Jun 2016 04:21:26 PM

My dad, Roy Clarence Jones, served aboard WASP from commissioning until her sinking. One of his best friends in life was a guy named "Red". The one time I met Red he told of the newspapers sent from my tiny hometown that would be nearly worn out by the time he got them from being read over and over. They often had headlines like "Mr. Money's Sow Gives Birth To 18 Piglets!"
31. Anonymous says:
2 Feb 2017 08:36:18 AM

To what ship were the survivors rescued? To what ship were the survivors assigned?
32. john sweeney says:
26 Mar 2017 08:12:58 PM

My father was on her from day one.tell he swam away from her after she was gone.his gun station took one of the torpedos.he still to this day credits God for saving him that day.he is 95 this may 11th 2017.
33. Anonymous says:
27 Mar 2017 09:22:22 AM

I'm looking for any information on ruper durrance he served on the wasp 1941 can you help
34. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
27 Mar 2017 12:18:42 PM

To Anonymous (above):
Wasp muster rolls list Seaman 1st class Rupert F Durrance, service number 223 65 88, who came aboard 29 Apr 1940 from the Naval Training Station at Newport, RI and was transferred off the ship 31 Jan 1941 to the sub base at Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone. He then shows up on a few submarines, most notably the USS Blackfin in 1944, by this time becoming a Signalman 3rd class.
35. Anonymous says:
5 Apr 2017 08:24:13 PM

You grandfather might have known mine. Robert Kelly. Trying to find out more about my grandfather. He died when my dad was 1.
36. Kristen Cathell says:
20 May 2017 11:06:45 AM

Looking for information on Yates Thomas. Survived when the Wasp went down in 42.
37. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
20 May 2017 04:51:26 PM

Kristen Cathell (above):
According to the Wasp Muster Rolls, Yates Thomas, service number 266 21 63, who enlisted 30 Sep 1940 at Richmond VA, was received aboard 6 Dec 1940 from the Naval Training Station at Norfolk VA. As a survivor of the sinking, he was transferred off the Wasp’s rolls on 19 Nov 1942 back to Norfolk VA. He next shows up as plank-owner aboard the light carrier USS San Jacinto on 15 Dec 1943 (but was likely aboard weeks before during the fitting out) and served aboard through war’s end. See http://ww2db.com/faq/#3.
38. Greg LaPointe says:
29 May 2017 11:13:02 AM

I am seeking information on my grandfather, Orman Hall. All I really know about him is that he died on the Wasp during WW2. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
39. Rebecca Reynolds says:
4 Dec 2018 09:31:45 AM

I am looking for information abut mu grandfather Norman Miller. He was one of the survivors when the WASP was sunk
40. Anon says:
22 Feb 2019 03:03:08 PM

My Uncle was one of the survivors (Wayne "Red" Coleman). Still alive!
41. Amy Reitmeyer Giese says:
17 Mar 2019 06:20:04 PM

My father, from Pittsburgh, survived the Wasp sinking. He was 18. I am glad that they found the wreckage. The events are part of my heritage.
42. Stephen Hill says:
20 Mar 2019 07:27:40 PM

My Grandfather was in the water for 4 hrs gave his life vest to someone else.
Torpedo Bomber Radioman
George Wilson
43. Tommy says:
29 Mar 2019 12:50:26 PM

My Father Louis T Germaine was a survivor when the ship was hit by torpedo's. I see recently they have found the sunken USS Wasp! WOW!
God Bless America.
44. Eric North says:
30 Mar 2019 12:11:40 PM

My grandfather also served on the WASP when it was sunk. Any survivors around?
45. Lee Thorsell says:
27 May 2019 10:40:25 AM

I believe my uncle was a crew member when the Wasp CV-7 was sunk. Is there a way to search the crew listing? His name was Kenneth V. Thorsell. I believe he was a gunners mate. He died in an auto accident shortly after being discharged from the Navy. Thank you in advance for any information.
46. Mandy Kirk says:
5 Aug 2019 07:38:00 AM

My Grandfather was the Executive Officer at the time that the Wasp went down. Fred C. Dickey.
47. Joseph Saccone says:
27 Aug 2019 10:22:18 AM

My grandfather was on the WASP when it sank,. Joseph Anthony Saccone.
48. Josh Bassett says:
20 Sep 2019 01:25:04 PM

My grandpa was on the Wasp the day it was sunk. He was a survivor. His name was Robert James Smith "Smitty" from the photos I have. I also attended multiple Wasp CV-7 reunions. It was an honor meeting those remaining heroes.
49. Darren Large says:
4 Oct 2019 03:41:33 AM

It's great to see so many relatives on this page, keeping the memory alive. Wonderful to see the XO Cmdr. Dickey's granddaughter here. I am running a channel called The Warshipologist on YT dedicated to the history of this ship. Please contact me if you would like to exchange information about the crew or ship.
50. Glen Christian says:
15 Jan 2020 10:03:24 PM

Just trying to find information my father’s history and anybody else who might be still alive...Please help
51. Cindie says:
19 Jan 2020 04:30:01 PM

My grandfather trained the Wasp pilots to fly their planes. Eric W. Thomas, aka Tommie/Tommy Thomas. The only proof I have is an old newspaper article. Any info anyone has would be appreciated!
52. Anonymous says:
5 Mar 2020 06:44:16 AM

I don't know his rank but my great grandfather was on this aircraft carrier during world war 2, his name was Raul Flores Martinez
53. Joy Ferguson says:
13 Mar 2020 10:05:14 PM

I have photos and the Squadron 86 book along with other things. Please contact me at twopeas72@gmail.com. My Grandfather was a pilot. Elwood Charles Schuler
54. Commenter identity confirmed ALAN CHANTER says:
17 Sep 2020 04:44:29 AM

One of the most famous names to have served aboard USS Wasp was the Hollywood actor Lieutenant Douglas Fairbanks Jr. who witnessed the delivery of Spitfires to Malta.
55. Diane K Flynn says:
5 Dec 2020 07:22:03 PM

My father Captain (then Lt jg) Roland H Kenton was a pilot with Squadron VF-71 aboard The Wasp, and is documented as the last aircraft offer deck before the first Japanese torpedo struck.
56. Michael Pemberton says:
27 Jan 2021 08:05:43 AM

If anyone has any information about my father William Jess Pemberton (whip) ,it would be great.He spoke of lots of mates but I cannot remember any names? Please respond if you knew of him or someone else does know him.Thank you
57. Laurice M. Tatum says:
30 Mar 2021 11:55:22 AM

All who served aboard the USS WASP were great and are honorable patriots. You who remember their sacrifices, honor them through these commentaries. You too are equal in believes and patriotism
My Great Uncle Lieutenant Commander Laurice A. Tatum, served aboard the USS Wasp CV-7, as the Ships Dentist. As a result of Japanese Naval hostile actions he was killed in action. Because of his love for America, sense of duty, faith in his follow seamen. He was inspired to do that which most would not do.

While serving aboard the USS Wasp on 15 September 1942, this aircraft carrier was covering the movement of reinforcements from Espiritu Santo to Guadalcanal. At which time the ship was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. My Uncle along with others found themselves trapped in the ships forecastle. Because of flames and exploding munitions he and fellow seamen were cut off from the rest of the ship.

Rather than saving himself by jumping overboard. LTDR Tatum remained in the forecastle providing aid and comfort the wounded. It has been reported to me that he saved 77 lives by leading those capable of walking though the flames and exploding munitions to safety. After which he returned to those more seriously injured to continue administering first aid and making arraignments for those seamen’s escape.

There are conflicting reports that he went down with the ship. As opposed to a report that the ship remained afloat after the fires had been extinguished. Later he was transported to a Destroyer at which time he passed away from smoke inhalation and other injuries. The Wasp subsequently sank. He was buried a sea.

For his "gallant and intrepid conduct," he was awarded the “Silver Star,” posthumously. He was further honored by the Navy naming a Buckley Class Destroyer Escort in his honor. USS Tatum DE789.

I miss not having had known my Great Uncle who give his live that day. However, I do take consolation and solace in having as a child having had the opportunity to meet one of the sailors he saved. That meeting can at best be described as “serendipitous,” a “divine appointment.” I can justly say that survivor influenced the course and direction of my life.

58. hiro says:
17 Apr 2021 08:50:13 PM

the decision before 31 may, was also before battle midway, so midway loss of Yorktown, was not a cause for decision to send wasp.
59. Paula McLellan Moore says:
12 Sep 2021 08:57:08 AM

I'm looking for information about Charles McLellan, who served on USS Wasp. He was a survivor the day she was sunk. If anyone knew him, I would love to hear from you.
60. Mark Curran says:
8 Mar 2022 12:44:28 PM

My father was Paul F. Curran he was on the WASP when it got hit and suffered a concussion I was told does anybody know how to find a list of the crew and any other info the Navy has on them
61. Charles M. "Charlie" Park says:
5 Feb 2023 03:59:52 AM

My uncle Charles M. Park was on the Wasp when it was hit. He is still listed as Missing in Action. My dad named me after him. I have 2 pictures of him, his purple heart, and all the paperwork the navy sent to my grandmother. I have 2 letters he sent my dad. You can read them clearly. The last one is dated August 3rd 1942. The return address says Charles M. Park F/3rd Class "M" Division, USS WASP FPO San Francisco CA. I just wonder where he was on the ship when it was hit. I was a machine-gunner & scout/sniper with the 3rd Battalion 5th Marines...1981-84 and heard about Guadalcanal, and became interested in finding out about my uncle. It's awesome to see the wreckage on the bottom of the Ocean video. God Bless America

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