(Painted by Dave Shadell)
- Class: Independence - 9 light aircraft carriers of 1940-42
- Displacement: 11,000 tons
- Dimensions: 600(wl) 622.5(oa) x 71.5 x 26 ft.
- Machinery: 4-shaft geared turbines, S.H.P. 100,000 = 31.6 knots
- Armament: 26-40mm (2x4,9x2) A.A. guns
- Aircraft: 45
- Complement: 1,560
- Builder: New York Shipbuilding Corp, Camden, New Jersey
- Keel Laid: 31 Aug 1942
- Launched: 1 Aug 1943
- Commissioned: 17 Nov 1943 / 13 May 1950
- Decommissioned: 11 Feb 1947 / 9 Apr 1954
- Notes: Ordered as Cleveland-class light cruiser Buffalo, CL-99, on 16 Dec 1940. Designated for completion as an aircraft carrier, renamed Bataan (CV-29) and reordered on 2 Jun 1942. Reclassified as a small aircraft carrier and designated CVL-29 on 15 Jul 1943. Refitted as an ASW carrier under FY49 (SCB-54) project, but used for conventional air strikes and aircraft transport during the Korean war. Reclassified AVT-4 May 1959. Sold for scrap in May 1961.
- Action: Hollandia, Marianas, Okinawa, Pacific raids 1943-45. Six battle stars for World War II service and three battle stars for Korea.