A Brief History

Of This Aircraft Carrier

The Second World War was Very Different From the First

The second world war was very different from the first in quite a few ways, one of the primary ones being the use of much more sophisticated and dangerous artillery. Much of the war efforts relied on the usage of marine technology to carry out the attacks as most of the warring countries, including the United States, were connected to each other via the Pacific Ocean. But the United States military built a machine during this war which would change the entire course of the war, and also be partially responsible for the allied victory.

The machine that U.S.A. built was a naval aircraft carrier by the name of USS Essex CV-9. There had been previous warships which had carried the title of the USS Essex, but the CV-9 was the first aircraft carrier in its class. When the USS Essex CV-9 was deployed for the first time in 1942, to aid the allied forces in their war efforts against the axis powers, it served as the lead ship in its class and tremendously helped the allied powers overpower the opposing forces.

USS Essex CV-9 Turned Out to Not Only be a Great Force

The USS Essex CV-9 turned out to not only be a great force during the second world war, but the same model was later upgraded and used in various machines by the United States military.

The USS Essex CV-9 was truly a warship ahead of its time. It could fit a total of 108 aircrafts on it of various sizes, alongside a set of weaponry for defensive purposes. The primary purpose of this invention at the time was to fight off Japanese attacks. The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese forces alerted the United States about the intensity of firepower Japan held, and thus in 1943 a number of Essex warships were launched from the Pearl Harbor to defend it against any further Japanese attacks.


During the rest of the second world war the USS Essex CV-9 would go to play a large role and be used for multiple offensive missions. Both the Marcus Island attacks and Wake Island campaign of 1943 were carried out using this warship which led to success for both missions. Following them were missions such as the assaults on Gilbert Island and Marshall Island.

During its entire run of the second world war, the USS Essex CV-9 only required one single refitting following which these warships led almost every naval offensive mission undertaken by the Allied forces. One of the primary damages to the USS Essex CV-9 during the second world war was caused by a Kamikaze air strike, however she was back in action within three weeks. It can be stated that the USS Essex CV-9 was one of the primary reasons for U.S.A.’s victory over the Japanese forces.

The USS Essex CV-9 was Also Commissioned
for Various War Efforts

The USS Essex CV-9 was also commissioned for various war efforts in the period following the world war 2. Since after the second world war the general amount of hostility reduced but it was still important to hold on to warships, the USS Essex CV-9 was mostly commissioned for defensive purposes and was given the special role of anti-submarine warfare during the era of the Bay of Pigs contention. However, during the smaller wars such as the Korean war or the Vietnam war the USS ESex CV-9 played an important role. It was also used for other efforts such as rescue and recovery including the 1959 floods in France, and the 1969 Apollo crew rescue.

In 1969, the USS Essex CV-9 was finally decommissioned and by 1973 the name of the vessel was no longer in the registry of the United States Naval Forces. During its period of service this naval warcraft served in both the major seas and received thirteen battle stars. Recently, the USS Essex has been commissioned for a new model, the LHD-2 which performs both as an aircraft career and an assault ship.

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