Note old fortification in the left background. Navy Naval Aviation News , October issue.
The scene is partially framed by the tail of a PBM-5 patrol bomber Bureau Photograph is dated 3 February Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center. Both aircraft suffered strike damage, and one of the pilots was killed.
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If you have any information concerning this accident, please let us know. On 16 October , at , while still under conversion to an antisubmarine carrier, Leyte suffered an explosion in her port catapult machinery room. Within minutes naval base and city fire trucks were on the scene.
After a hard and gallant fight, the fire was extinguished at As a result of the fire, 37 men died and 28 were injured. She conducted anti-submarine operations in the Atlantic and Caribbean over the next five years.
She also served briefly as an interim amphibious assault ship in , with her normal air group replaced with Marine Corps transport helicopters. Sentinel , Saturday, 17 October Grumman S2F-1 Anti-submarine Aircraft " The specially-designed aircraft were kept flying around the clock during the overseas transit of the amphibious force, and combined with sonar-equipped helicopters and Navy blimps, provided effective protection against four marauding 'Enemy' subs. VS was engaged in an anti-submarine exercise against the submarine USS Halfbeak SS , which resulted in the submarine being "sunk" five times.
Rutledge, commanding officer of VS Note that this plane is still painted in overall glossy sea blue, whereas the other planes are already painted in the then new gray-white paint scheme. VS's tail code was changed to "MC" later that year. Navy "Naval Aviation News," July Photo was released by the Department of Defense on 2 July The geodesic dome is designed for use by the United States Marine Corps as a field hospital or repair hut.
Navy Naval Aviation News , September issue.
The photograph was received by the Naval Photographic Center in February And the body of water? Why, that's the little old Rappahannock River, hardly the haunt of flattops.
People Officers Insignia Designators. From 9 October January , the ship and her aircraft spent 92 days at sea and flew 3, sorties against North Korean forces. Scrapped in in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Lieutenant Junior Grade Thomas J. The role of these ships was for the training of pilots for carrier take-offs and landings. Brown left, front and Ensign R. Wasp , lead ship.
The carrier, bought by a Chesapeake company for scrap, was anchored in the river for a while because she couldn't squeeze through a bridge span and get to Chesapeake as scheduled. Previous ships that had borne the name Leyte: A gunboat captured in , during the Spanish-American War, that retained her Spanish name. This ship was named for the island, not for the battle. Larger copy available on request. Date and location unknown maybe a base in Japan, during the Korean War?
Taken at the same time as photo above. Crewmembers swimming over the carrier's side, using her deck edge elevator as a diving platform, at Augusta, Sicily, 27 May See also the collection of Robert Carey. Original photo submitted by William R. Larger copy from the collection of Robert Carey.
Navy Photograph USN USN photo TH. For more photos and information about this ship, see: Crew Contact and Reunion Information. Aircraft Carrier Photo Index Page. The latter included a demonstration of airpower over Beirut , Lebanon on 13 August, supporting the Middle East against Communist pressure.
Leyte arrived at the Sasebo base for U. Fleet Activities in Sasebo , Japan on 8 October and made final preparations for combat operations. From 9 October January , the ship and her aircraft spent 92 days at sea and flew 3, sorties against North Korean forces. Her pilots accumulated 11, hours in the air while inflicting massive damage upon enemy positions, supplies, transportation, and communications.
Leyte returned to Norfolk for overhaul 25 February After fleet training exercises in the Caribbean terminated on 21 August, the carrier departed for her fifth tour of duty with the United States Sixth Fleet on 3 September.
She returned to Norfolk on 21 December for operations out of Hampton Roads , and again steamed for the Mediterranean on 29 August On 8 August, however, she was ordered to be retained in the active fleet, and, redesignated CVS on the same day, work was begun converting her to an ASW carrier. Within minutes, naval base and city fire trucks were on the scene.
After a hard and gallant fight, the fire was extinguished at As a result of the fire, 37 men died and 28 were injured. She remained there for the next five years conducting ASW tactical operations along the eastern seaboard and in the Caribbean. She was redesignated AVT and decommissioned both on 15 May , and was assigned to the Philadelphia group of the Atlantic Reserve Fleet , where she remained until sold for scrap in September From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other ships with the same name, see USS Leyte. Essex -class aircraft carriers. List of aircraft carriers of the United States Navy.