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An update on a photographic query we asked back in thanks to the diligent photographic research of David Stubblebine of the World War II database.

Six Great Carriers In Ulithi Anchorage: Read from foreground to background: USS Wasp USS Yorktown USS Hornet USS Hancock USS Ticonderoga and USS Lexington anchored at Ulithi before a strike on Japan. U. S. Navy Photo.

Six Great Carriers In Ulithi Anchorage: Read from foreground to background: USS Wasp USS Yorktown USS Hornet USS Hancock USS Ticonderoga and USS Lexington anchored at Ulithi before a strike on Japan. U. S. Navy Photo.

USS Hancock (CV/CVA-19) was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. The ship was the fourth US Navy ship to bear the name, and was named for John Hancock, president of the Second Continental Congress and first governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

USS Hancock was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy.

USS Yorktown (CV-5)  American aircraft carrier Yorktown (USS Yorktown (CV-5), damaged by Japanese bombers during the battle of Midway 0n 4th June 1942. Photo taken from American heavy cruiser Astoria (USS Astoria (CA-34).

USS Yorktown American aircraft carrier Yorktown (USS Yorktown damaged by Japanese bombers during the battle of Midway June Photo taken from American heavy cruiser Astoria (USS Astoria group キリ

WWII - Destroyer Escort USS Fiske broken in two and sinking in the North Atlantic after being torpedoed by German submarine U-804, 2 August 1944.

WWII - Destroyer Escort USS Fiske broken in two and sinking in the North Atlantic after being torpedoed by German submarine U-804, 2 August 1944.

USS Lexington

uss saratoga carrier navy The U. Navy aircraft carrier USS Saratoga in The photo was taken from one of her planes of Carrier Air Group 12

USS Midway Jan 2004, San Diego

The decommissioned aircraft carrier Midway prepares to moor at its final resting place at Navy pier.

USS Wolverine (IX-64) - one of two coal-fired paddle-wheeled lake-steaming aircraft carriers used for aircrew training on the Great Lakes from 1943 to 1945.

USS Wolverine - one of two coal-fired paddle-wheeled lake-steaming aircraft carriers

USS Wolverine (IX - one of two coal-fired paddle-wheeled lake-steaming aircraft carriers (freshwater aircraft carrier)

A seven-mile line of steel rides at anchor in the Hudson River off New York City in celebration of Navy Day on 27 October

April 1942.  USS Hornet launches Doolittle Raiders to bomb Japan

April USS Hornet launches Doolittle Raiders to bomb Japan

USS Intrepid (CV-11) off Newport News, Virginia, on 16 August 1943, the day she went into commission.

USS Intrepid off Newport News, Virginia, on 16 August the day she went into commission.

The most-heavily damaged fleet carrier to survive the war, the USS Franklin approaches New York, April 24, 1945

WWII Naval warfare - The most-heavily damaged fleet carrier to survive the war, the USS Franklin approaches New York, April 1945

USS Lexington on Fire and Sinking, Battle of Coral Sea, 8th May, 1942 Photographic Print at AllPosters.com

USS Lexington on Fire and Sinking, Battle of Coral Sea, 8th May, 1942

Historical Times The "Lady Lex" , the original USS Lexington sinking after the Battle of the Coral Sea - 1942