- Big T Leaving San Diego Sept. 1944 -
The ti received five battle stars during World War II , three Navy Unit Commendations, and one Meritorious Unit Commendation, and 12 battle stars during the Vietnam War.
- 21 January, 1945 -
The ship is hit by Kamikazes off Formosa in the
Phillippines over 100 killed and wounded. Big T's
crew somehow manages to get things under
control and save the crippled carrier.
- Warship Pictorial No. 22 -
USS Ticonderoga CV/CVA/CVS-14
Covers the entire history of the big "T",from World war II, thru the Vietnam War, ending with the Apollo and Skylab recovery missions. Many never before printed photographs were copied from archive sources to produce a visual history of this venerable warship.
To our ship mates lost at sea
and all who sailed aboard Big "T"
NEW! Combat Info Center
- Unit Awards -
View Awards won by the Big 'T'
for world war two service.
- Ship Mates Gallery -
View photos of ship mates
- Our Ship's Flag -
Our original flag displayed
by former crew member
The Hostile Sky
James W. Vernon
Click to read an excerpt
from the book here on site.
|A Hellcat Flyer in World War II
JIM VERNON, memoir of his years at war flying F6F Hellcats from the USS Ticonderoga cv14 off of the coast of Japan.