Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Retro Wednesday

What can you do with a Navy reserve? Hmmmm .....

... the USS Cabot as AVT-28 in 1949 and Reserve Naval Aviators practicing flying F6F's and TBM-3's off her as part of their two weeks a summer thing. The USS Cabot was a world war 2 carrier one of the Independence class. She participated in the Battle of the Phil Sea, Leyte Gulf, and the Japanese home island raids after that. She was laid up in 1955 and then in 1967 was to the Spanish after they joined NATO. She was renamed by Dedalo where she served as an anti-submarine carrier in the Spanish Navy from 1967 till 1989. She was disposed off between 2001 and 2007.
If you want to see one of the last views of the CABOT, click here.

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