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USS Franklin (CV-13)

Essex-class aircraft carrier
Deutsch: Die USS Franklin (CV-13) war ein Flugzeugträger der Essex-Klasse. Das Schiff, das die Tradition des Namens USS Franklin in der US-Marine fortführte, war von Januar 1944 bis Februar 1947 im Einsatz.
English: The fifth USS Franklin (CV-13) (also CVA-13, CVS-13, and AVT-8), nicknamed "Big Ben", was an Essex-class aircraft carrier of the United States Navy. The name bestowed on America's thirteenth aircraft carrier in World War II was christened for the legacy of the four previous U.S. Navy ships to honor founding father Benjamin Franklin.
Türkçe: USS Franklin (CV-13) Amerika Birleşik Devletleri Deniz Kuvvetlerine ait bir uçak gemisidir. Essex sınıf uçak gemilerinin beşincisidir. Benjamin Franklin'den adını almıştır. 'Big Ben' lakaplı USS Franklin, II. Dünya Savaşında defalarca hasar gördüğü halde batmamış gemi olarak ünlüdür.

First YearsEdit

19 March 1945Edit