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USS Forrestal (CV-59)
by Jesse Russell and Ronald Cohn


Overview - High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles The USS Forrestal (CV-59), formerly AVT-59 and CVA-59, is a supercarrier that was named after former Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal and was the lead ship of her class of aircraft carriers. The other carriers of her class were the USS Saratoga, USS Ranger and USS Independence.  Read more...

 
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Overview
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles The USS Forrestal (CV-59), formerly AVT-59 and CVA-59, is a supercarrier that was named after former Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal and was the lead ship of her class of aircraft carriers. The other carriers of her class were the USS Saratoga, USS Ranger and USS Independence. She superseded Shinano of World War II vintage as the largest aircraft carrier ever built by full load displacement and was the first to specifically support jet aircraft. The ship was affectionately called "The FID," because James Forrestal was the first ever Secretary of Defense, FID standing for "First In Defense." This is also the slogan on the ship's insignia and patch. She was also informally known in the fleet as the "Zippo" and "Forrest Fire" or "Firestal" because of a number of highly publicized fires on board, most notably a 1967 incident in which 134 sailors died and 161 were injured.


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  • ISBN-13: 9785511647005
  • ISBN-10: 5511647004
  • Publisher: Book on Demand Ltd.
  • Publish Date: January 2013
  • Page Count: 90
  • Dimensions: 11 x 8.25 x 0.19 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.49 pounds


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