USS Essex CVA 9 Aircraft Carrier at Halifax 1960
Uss Essex name ship of a class of twenty-four 30,000/40,000 ton aircraft carriers built during WW2. Essex and several others of her class were fitted with 'Hurricane Bows' in the late 50's early 60's .Other modifications were strengthened and angled flight decks to accommodate heavier jet aircraft. Compare with Lake Champlain this file.
Picture added on 11 February 2007