USS Lake Champlain CVA-39 somewhere in the Mediterranean in the 1950s. She was redesignated
as a anti-submarine carrier CVS-39 in August of 1957. She never received an angled deck and was
the last axial deck
Essex class carrier in US service. Decommissioned to the reserve fleet in 1966
she was stricken for disposal 01 Dec 1969 and sold for scrap. She was dismantled at Kearny, NJ in
1972. The heavy cruiser in the upper left is the
USS Newport News CA-148. The link below will take
you to a site called "The Buffalo Shipping Page" which has a link to the
USS Lake Champlain's home
page.
US Navy Photograph
MidwayJoe Collection
P14
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN and USS NEWPORT NEWS