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USS Essex CVA 9  Aircraft Carrier at Halifax 1960
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No: 993   Contributor: Ken Watson   Year: 1960   Manufacturer: Unknown   Country: Canada
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
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I was aboard this carrier as an air controllman. I observed our undignified accident, when we left port, ripping out the brick wall of the hospital. Do you have any pictures of that? We loved Halifax, the people treated us royally!

Added by John R Ingram on 21 September 2007.
I remember tht John, that was part of the Immigration Building on Pier 21. I had forgotten about that but I think I may still have a news clipping from then. Best wishes, Ken

Added by Ken Watson on 21 September 2007.
Does anyone remember the whale that we hit and it was draped across the bow for days?

Added by Walter Thompson. AO3. G Division on 27 February 2015.
Yes, I remember. We hit it in the night and it felt like we had hit a wall!

Added by John Ingram 517-14-58 on 27 February 2015.
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