USN carrier export

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marcelo_malara
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USN carrier export

Post by marcelo_malara » Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:35 pm

Hi guys. Do you know if any naval power did ever show interest in acquiring an ex USN carrier? May be Italy, Germany...? Would the US government had authorized that export?

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Re: USN carrier export

Post by Francis Marliere » Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:57 am

Marcello,

French and Spanish navies did use former Independence class CVL after WWII :
- USS Belleau Wood became Bois Belleau in French service (1953-1960)
- USS Langley became La Fayette in French service (1951-1963)
- USS Cabot became Dédalo in Sanish Navy (1967-1989)

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Re: USN carrier export

Post by marcelo_malara » Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:38 pm

Oh yes, I should have said it, I meant a fleet carrier :D .

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