VERY RARE USS FRANKLIN CV 13 "BIG BEN" MASTER AT ARMS BADGE NUMBER "1". USS Franklin (CV/CVA/CVS-13, AVT-8), nicknamed "Big Ben, " was one of 24 Essex -class. Built during World War II. For the United States Navy.Commissioned in January 1944, she served in several campaigns in the Pacific War. She was badly damaged by a Japanese air attack in March 1945, with the loss of over 800 of her crew, becoming the most heavily damaged United States aircraft carrier to survive the war. Movie footage of the actual attack was included in the 1949 film Task Force. Mainland for repairs, missing the rest of the war; she was decommissioned. She was reclassified as an attack carrier (CVA), then an antisubmarine carrier (CVS), and finally an aircraft transport (AVT), but was never modernized and never saw active service again. Were the only Essex -class carriers not to see active service as aircraft carriers after World War II.
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