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USS Lake Champlain at Halifax,Canada 1960
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No: 992   Contributor: Ken Watson   Year: 1962   Manufacturer: Other   Country: Canada
USS Lake Champlain at Halifax,Canada 1960

USS Lake Champlain,Essex Class aircraft carrier shown on a visit to Halifax in 1960. This vessel was one of a class of 24 built during the Second World War. Most served in the Pacific theatre of operations with a number re-commissioned for the Korean War and South east Asia in the 60's and as anti-submarine vessels in the Atlantic.
Picture added on 11 February 2007
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Thank you so much for this picture. It confirmed what our group was thinking. Thanks again.

I was on board CVS-39 from 04/1963 to 03/1965.

Added by Harry Seyfert on 04 May 2008.
I think you'll find this photo dates from July 6, 1962. Although, it is true that The Champ visited Halifax several times in the 1960s. This photo was taken at the Ocean Terminals dock. The ship was built by the Norfolk Naval Shipyard.

Added by Ed Killian on 12 December 2010.
Ed is correct, other photos I have of her, same berth, are clearly from 1960. This one is taken in 1962 (Summer leave June probably).Rgds, Ken Watson

Added by Ken Watson on 12 December 2010.
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