List of ship decommissionings in 1947

The list of ship decommissionings in 1947 includes a chronological list of all ships decommissioned in 1947.[1]

Operator Ship Class and type Fate Other notes
7 January  United States Navy Colorado Colorado-class battleship Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1959
8 January  United States Navy Suwannee Sangamon-class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1959
9 January  United States Navy Bon Homme Richard Essex-class aircraft carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1951
9 January  United States Navy Essex Essex-class aircraft carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1951
9 January  United States Navy Ticonderoga Essex-class aircraft carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1954
9 January  United States Navy Yorktown Essex-class aircraft carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1953
13 January  United States Navy Belleau Wood Independence-class light aircraft carrier Transferred to France in 1951 Renamed Bois Belleau
13 January  United States Navy Cowpens Independence-class light aircraft carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1959
15 January  United States Navy Hornet Essex-class aircraft carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1953
17 January  United States Navy Windham Bay Casablanca-class escort carrier Reserve Transferred to Military Sea Transportation Service in 1951
January  United States Navy Bunker Hill Essex-class aircraft carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1972
11 February  United States Navy Bataan Independence-class light aircraft carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1950
11 February  United States Navy Cabot Independence-class light aircraft carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1948
11 February  United States Navy Langley Independence-class light aircraft carrier Transferred to France in 1951 Renamed Lafayette (R96)
11 February  United States Navy Monterey Independence-class light aircraft carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1950
14 February  United States Navy Tennessee Tennessee-class battleship Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1959
14 February  United States Navy California Tennessee-class battleship Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1959
15 February  United States Navy Lake Champlain Essex-class aircraft carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1952
17 February  United States Navy Franklin Essex-class aircraft carrier Scrapped Stricken in 1964
17 February  United States Navy Wasp Essex-class aircraft carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1951
18 February  Royal Navy Newark Town-class destroyer Scrapped
18 February  Royal Navy Newport Town-class destroyer Scrapped
21 February  United States Navy Mission Bay Casablanca-class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1958
1 March  United States Navy San Jacinto Independence-class light aircraft carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1970
9 March  United States Navy Hancock Essex-class aircraft carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1954
22 March  United States Navy Intrepid Essex-class aircraft carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1954
9 May  United States Navy Hollandia Casablanca-class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1960
30 June  United States Navy Point Cruz Commencement Bay-class escort carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1951
July  Royal Navy Hospital Ship No 28 Hospital ship Returned to Southern Railway Co Renamed Dinard, resumed ferry service in the English Channel
1 August  United States Navy Wyoming Wyoming-class battleship Scrapped
12 September  United States Navy Saidor Commencement Bay-class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1970
4 October  United States Navy Salerno Bay Commencement Bay-class escort carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1951
7 November  United States Navy Shangri-La Essex-class aircraft carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1955

See alsoEdit

Ship events in 1947
Ship launches: 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952
Ship commissionings: 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952
Ship decommissionings: 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952
Shipwrecks: 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Petty, Dan. "The US Navy Battleship List". www.navy.mil. U.S. Navy. Retrieved 29 May 2017.