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Vietnam History United States Name: Ticonderoga Namesake: Battle of Ticonderoga (1775) Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding Laid down: 1 February 1943 Launched: 7 February 1944 Commissioned: 8 May 1944 Decommissioned: 9 January 1947 Recommissioned: 1 October 1954 Decommissioned: 1 September 1973 Renamed: Hancock to Ticonderoga 1 May 1943 Reclassified: CV to CVA-14 on 1 October 1952 CVA to CVS-14 on 21 October 1969 Struck: 16 November 1973 Fate: Sold for scrap 15 August 1974 General characteristics Class and type: Essex-class aircraft carrier Displacement: As built: 27,100 tons standard Length: As built: 888 feet (271 m) overall Beam: As built: 93 feet (28 m) waterline Draft: As built: 28 feet 7 inches (8.71 m) light Propulsion: As designed: 8 × boilers 4 × Westinghouse geared steam turbines 4 × shafts 150,000 shp (110 MW) Speed: 33 (61 km/h; 38 mph) knots Complement: 3448 officers and enlisted Armament: Armor: As built: 4 inch (100 mm) belt 2.5 inch (60 mm) hangar deck 1.5 inch (40 mm) protectice decks 1.5 inch (40 mm) conning tower Aircraft carried: USS was one of 24 Ticonderoga (CV/CVA/CVS-14) Essex-class built during aircraft carriers for the World War II . The ship was the fourth US Navy ship to bear the name, and was named after the United States Navy in the capture of Fort Ticonderoga . American Revolutionary War Ticonderoga was commissioned in May 1944, and served in several campaigns in the , earning five Pacific Theater of Operations . Decommissioned shortly after the end of the war, she was modernized and recommissioned in the early 1950s as an attack carrier (CVA), and then eventually became an antisubmarine carrier (CVS). She was recommissioned too late to participate in the battle stars , but was very active in the Korean War , earning three Vietnam War , one Navy Unit Commendations , and 12 battle stars. Meritorious Unit Commendation Ticonderoga differed somewhat from the earlier Essex-class ships in that she was 16 ft (4.9 m) longer to accommodate bow-mounted anti-aircraft guns. Most subsequent Essex-class carriers were completed to this "long-hull" design and were apparently referred to as the . Ticonderoga class At the end of her career, after a number of modifications, she was said to be in the  Hancock class according to the Naval vessel register. 
Ticonderoga was decommissioned in 1973 and sold for scrap in 1975.