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Re: What was the name of the USS Coral Sea?
I don't know what name was first considered for the Coral Sea CV-43 but in 1943 a Casablanaca class escort carrier CVE-57 was built as Coral
Sea. In September 1944 the Escort carrier Coral Sea was renamed Anzio and the name was given to
the Midway class CV-43 whose keel was started 2 months prior to this.
Yea I know, I mean what was it's name before it was the Coral Sea? The first Coral Sea Was renamed as USS Franklin D Roosevelt soon after it was launched, then the next ship in line was named the Coral Sea. The keel was laid in 1943 and it had to be named something before it was the Coral Sea but duck duck go as I might, all anybody talks about is how the first Coral Sea was renamed the FDR, not what the ship's name was before it became the Coral Sea. Must be a big state secret or something.
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