|Class and type||Essex-class aircraft carrier|
|Launched||26 April 1943|
|Decommissioned||15 March 1974|
USS Intrepid (CV/CVA/CVS-11), also known as The Fighting “I”, is one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. She is the fourth US Navy ship to bear the name. Commissioned in August 1943, Intrepid participated in several campaigns in the Pacific Theater of Operations, most notably the Battle of Leyte Gulf. 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). In her second career, she served mainly in the Atlantic, but also participated in the Vietnam War.
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The USS Intrepid (CV-11) was one of the 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. She was launched in April 1943 and commissioned in August of the same year. She participated in several campaigns in the Pacific Theater of Operations, earning five battle stars. She was also involved in the recovery of astronauts from the Mercury and Gemini programs in the 1960s. She was decommissioned in 1974 and became a museum ship in New York City in 1982. She is now part of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, where she displays various aircraft and exhibits related to naval aviation and space exploration.
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