USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CV 39) Commissioned : Jun.3, 1945

Decommissioned : Feb.17, 1947

Reserve
1947 - 1950

SCB-27A
Aug.1950 - Sep.1952

at Newport News Shipbuilding

Recommissioned : Sep.19, 1952

Redesignated CVA 39 : Oct.1, 1952


(Last update on Apr.1, 2009)
CVG-10 (P)
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVA 39)

Nov.25, 1952 - Dec.25, 1952
(Shakedown in the Cuban and Haitian)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
(F)100
VF-22CavaliersF2H-2
(P)300
VF-103 FG-1D
(P)400
VF-104 (*1)Hell's ArckersFG-1D
(UR)xx
HU-2 DET.44Fleet Angels 
(*1) VF-104 redesignated VA-104 on Dec.4, 1953


(Last update on Jun.3, 2009)
CVG-4 (F)
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVA 39)

Apr.26, 1953 - Dec.4, 1953 (Med, Indian Ocean, Korean War)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
10x -11x
VF-22 (*1)CavaliersF2H-2
200
VF-62 (*2)GladiatorsF2H-2
400
VF-44 (*3) (*4)HornetsF4U-4
(V)12x - 13x
VF-111(*5) (*6)SundownersF9F-5
500
VA-45 (*7)BlackbirdsAD-4
(NA)6xx
VC-4 DET.44NightcappersF2H-2
F3D-2
F4U-5N
(NE)7xx
VC-12 DET.44 AD-4W
(SS)8xx
VC-33 DET.44Night HawksAD-4N
(PL)9xx
VC-62 DET.44Fighting PhotosF2H-2P
(UR)xx
HU-2 DET.44Fleet AngelsHO3S-1
(*1) VF-22 disestablished on Jun.6, 1958
(*2) VF-62 redesignated VA-106 on Jul.1, 1955
(*3) VF-44 crossdecked from CVA-39 to ATG-1/CVA-21 on Jun.30, 1953
(*4) VF-44 redesignated VA-44 on Jan.1, 1956
(*5) VF-111 crossdecked from ATG-1/CVA-21 to CVA-39 on Jun.30, 1953
(*6) VF-111 disestablished on Jan.19, 1959
(*7) VA-45 disestablished on Mar.1, 1958


(Last update on Jan.13, 2016)
CVG-8 (E)
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVA 39)

Sep.28, 1954 - Apr.22, 1955 (Med)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-61 (*1)Jolly RogersF9F-6
200
VF-82 (*2)IronmenF2H-2N
400
VF-84 (*3)SidewindersF9F-5
500
VA-85 AD-6
600
VC-4 DET.34NightcappersF2H-4
(NB)xx
VC-5 DET.34 (*4)Savage SonsAJ-1
(NC)xx
VC-8 DET.34 (*5)CheckertailsAJ-1
(NE)7xx
VC-12 DET.34 AD-4W
(SS)8xx
VC-33 DET.34Night HawksAD-4N/4Q
(PL)9xx
VC-62 DET.34Fighting PhotosF2H-2P
(UR)xx
HU-2 DET.34Fleet AngelsHUP-2
(*1) VF-61 disestablished on Apr.15, 1959
(*2) VF-82 disestablished on Apr.15, 1959
(*3) VF-84 redesignated VA-86 on Jul.1, 1955
(*4) VC-5 redesignated VAH-5 on Nov.1, 1955
(*5) VC-8 redesignated VAH-11 on Nov.1, 1955


(Last update on Mar.15, 2017)
CVG-6 (C)
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVA 39)

Sep.9, 1955 - Mar.30, 1956 (Med)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
200
VF-33TarsiersFJ-3
300
VF-62 F2H-3
400
VF-74Be-DevilersF9F-8
500
VA-25 (*1)TigersAD-6
(LX)xx
VMA-324 (*5)VagabondsAD-4B
600
VC-4 DET.34 (*2)NightcappersF2H-4
(NE)7xx
VC-12 DET.34 (*3).AD-5W
(PL)9xx
VC-62 DET.34 (*4)Fighting PhotosF2H-2P
(UR)xx
HU-2 DET.34Fleet AngelsHUP-2
(*1) VA-25 redesignated VA-65 on Jul.1, 1959
(*2) VC-4 redesignated VF(AW)-4 on Jul.2, 1956
(*3) VC-12 redesignated VAW-12 on Jul.2, 1956
(*4) VC-62 redesignated VFP-62 on Jul.2, 1956
(*5) VMA-324 disembarked from CVA-39 on Mar.29, 1956


(Last update on May 4, 2011)
ATG-182 (O)
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVA 39)

Oct. 1956 - Oct. 1956 (local opearations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
300
VA-76SpiritsF9F-8/8B
(NE)7xx
VAW-12 DET.34BatsAD-5W
(PL)9xx
VFP-62 DET.34Fighting PhotosF9F-8P
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.34Fleet AngelsHUP-2


(Last update on May 18, 2011)
ATG-182 (O)
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVA 39)

Nov. 1956 - Dec. 1956 (local opearations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
200
VF-84VagabondsFJ-3/3M
(NE)7xx
VAW-12 DET.34BatsAD-5W
(PL)9xx
VFP-62 DET.34Fighting PhotosF2H-2P
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.34Fleet AngelsHUP-2


(Last update on May 9, 2018)
ATG-182 (O)
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVA 39)

Jan.21, 1957 - Jul.27, 1957 (Med)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-81CrusadersF9F-8/8B
(AI)xx
VMF-533 (*1)Nighthawks --> Hawks (*2)F2H-4
400
VA-16 (*3)Black KnightsAD-6
(NH)xx
VAH-7 DET.34Go-Devil'sAJ-2
(NE)70x
VAW-12 DET.34BatsAD-5W
Modex : 701, 702, 703, 704
(SS)2x
VA(AW)-33 DET.34 (*4)Night HawksAD-5N
Modex : 21, 22, 23, 24
(PL)3x
VFP-62 DET.34Fighting PhotosF9F-8P
Modex : 35, 36, 37
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.34Fleet AngelsHUP-2
(*1) VMF-533 redesignated VMA-533 on Jul.1, 1957
(*2) VMF-533 changed nickname on May 1957
(*3) VA-16 disestablished on Mar.1, 1958
(*4) VA(AW)-33 redesignated VAW-33 on Jun.30, 1959


Redesignated CVS-39 : Aug.1, 1957


(Last update on Mar.10, 2010)
MAG-26
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVS 39)

Operation "DEEPWATER"
Sep.5, 1957 - Oct.30, 1957 (Med)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
(DR)xx
VMF-312CheckerboardsFJ-3/3M
(DX)400
VMA-324VagabondsAD-6
(ED)xx
VMA-533HawksF2H-4
F9F-8/8B
(EM)xx
HMR(L)-261 (*1)Reging BullsHRS-3
HUS-1/1A
(ET)xx
HMR(L)-262Flying TigersHRS-3
(CJ)xx
HMR(M)-461Iron HorseHR2S-1
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.34Fleet AngelsHUP-2
(*1) HMR(L)-261 crossdecked to CVS-32 LEYTE during cruise


(Last update on Dec.20, 2006)
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVS 39)
Feb.8, 1958 - Mar. 1958
(local operations in the Lant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
(ME)xx
VS-36Gray WolvesS2F-1/2
(HC)xx
HS-5Night DippersHSS-1
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.34Fleet AngelsHUP-2


(Last update on Mar.5, 2008)
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVS 39)
Jun.10, 1958 - Sep.4, 1958 (Med)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
(MA)xx
VS-27PelicansS2F-1/2
(HB)xx
HS-3TridentsHSS-1
(GE)xx
VAW-12 DET.34BatsAD-5W
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.34Fleet AngelsHUP-2
(CJ)xx
HMR(M)-461Iron HorseHR2S-1


(Last update on Aug.31, 2011)
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVS 39)
Nov. 1958 - Nov. 1958 (local opearations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
(MA)xx
VS-27PelicansS2F-1/2
(HB)xx
HS-3TridentsHSS-1
(GE)xx
VAW-12 DET.34BatsAD-5W
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.34Fleet AngelsHUP-2
(CJ)xx
HMR(M)-461Iron HorseHR2S-1


(Last update on Feb.24, 2010)
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVS 39)
Apr. 1959 - Apr. 1959 (local opearations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
(MB)xx
VS-30Sea TigersS2F-1/2
(GE)xx
VAW-12 DET.34BatsAD-5W
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.34Fleet AngelsHUK-1


(Last update on Sep.5, 2007)
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVS 39)
Jun. 1959 - Jun. 1959 (local opearations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
(MB)xx
VS-30Sea TigersS2F-1/2
(HA)xx
HS-1SeahorsesHSS-1/1N
(GE)xx
VAW-12 DET.34BatsAD-5W
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.34Fleet AngelsHUK-1


(Last update on Apr.2, 2014)
CVSG-54 (AT)
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVS 39)

Jun.29, 1960 - Aug.2, 1960 (Lant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
10-21
VS-22CheckmatesS2F-1/1S/2
30-41
VS-32NorsemenS2F-1/1S/2
50-63
HS-5Night DippersHSS-1/1N
(GE)7xx
VAW-12 DET.34BatsAD-5W
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.34Fleet AngelsHUK-1


(Last update on Jul.10, 2013)
CVSG-54 (AT)
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVS 39)

Nov. 1960 - Dec. 1960 (local operations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-22CheckmatesS2F-1/1S/2
3x-4x
VS-32NorsemenS2F-1/1S
5x-6x
HS-5Night DippersHSS-1/1N
(GE)7xx
VAW-12 DET.34BatsAD-5W
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.34Fleet AngelsHUP-3
(CJ)xx
HMR(M)-461Iron HorseHR2S-1


(Last update on Nov.21, 2012)
CVSG-54 (AT)
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVS 39)

Jan. 1961 - Jan. 1961 (local operations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-22CheckmatesS2F-1/1S
3x-4x
VS-32NorsemenS2F-1/1S
5x-6x
HS-5Night DippersHSS-1/1N
(GE)7xx
VAW-12 DET.34BatsAD-5W
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.34Fleet AngelsHUP-2


(Last update on Oct.23, 2013)
CVSG-54 (AT)
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVS 39)

Feb.7, 1961 - Mar.2, 1961 (Caribbean)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
10-19
VS-22CheckmatesS2F-1/1S
30-38
VS-32NorsemenS2F-1/1S
50-63
HS-5Night DippersHSS-1/1N
(GE)7xx
VAW-12 DET.34BatsAD-5W
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.34Fleet AngelsHUP-2
(CJ)xx
HMR(M)-461Iron HorseHR2S-1


(Last update on Jul.3, 2013)
CVSG-54 (AT)
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVS 39)

Apr. 1961 - Apr. 1961 (local operations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-22CheckmatesS2F-1/1S
3x-4x
VS-32NorsemenS2F-1/1S
5x-6x
HS-5Night DippersHSS-1N
(GE)7xx
VAW-12 DET.34BatsAD-5W
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.34Fleet AngelsHUP-2
(CJ)xx
HMR(M)-461Iron HorseHR2S-1


(Last update on Jan.16, 2013)
CVSG-54 (AT)
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVS 39)

May 1, 1961 - May 1961
("Freedom 7" recovery operation, SoLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-22CheckmatesS2F-1/1S
3x-4x
VS-32NorsemenS2F-1/1S
5x-6x
HS-5Night DippersHSS-1N
(GE)7xx
VAW-12 DET.34BatsAD-5W
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.34Fleet AngelsHUP-2
(ET)xx
HMR(L)-262 DET.Flying TigersHUS-1
(CJ)xx
HMR(M)-461 DET.Iron HorseHR2S-1


(Last update on Dec.19, 2012)
CVSG-54 (AT)
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVS 39)

Jun. 1961 - Jun. 1961 (local operations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-22CheckmatesS2F-1/1S
3x-4x
VS-32NorsemenS2F-1/1S
5x-6x
HS-5Night DippersHSS-1N
(GE)7xx
VAW-12 DET.34BatsAD-5W
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.34Fleet AngelsHUP-2
(CJ)xx
HMR(M)-461Iron HorseHR2S-1


(Last update on Jun.11, 2014)
CVSG-54 (AT)
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVS 39)

Jul. 1961 - Oct. 1961 (Lant, Caribbean)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
10-19
VS-22CheckmatesS2F-1/1S
30-39
VS-32NorsemenS2F-1/1S
50-65
HS-5Night DippersHSS-1N
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.34Night HawksAD-5W
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.34Fleet AngelsHUP-2
(CJ)xx
HMR(M)-461 (*1)Iron HorseHR2S-1
(*1) HMR(M)-461 redesignated HMH-461 on Feb.1, 1962


(Last update on Aug.2, 2017)
CVSG-54 (AT)
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVS 39)

Apr. 1962 - May 1962 (local operations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
10-19
VS-22CheckmatesS2F-1S/1S1
30-39
VS-32NorsemenS2F-1/1S/1S1
50-63
HS-5Night DippersHSS-1N
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.34 (*1)Night HawksAD-5W
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.34 (*2)Fleet AngelsHUP-2
(CJ)xx
HMH-461Iron HorseHR2S-1
(*1) VAW-33 DET.34 redesignated VAW-33 DET.39 on May 1962
(*2) HU-2 DET.34 redesignated HU-2 DET.39 on May 1962


(Last update on Dec.17, 2014)
CVSG-54 (AT)
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVS 39)

Jun. 1962 - Aug.3, 1962 (SoLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
10-19
VS-22CheckmatesS2F-1S/1S1
30-40
VS-32NorsemenS2F-1/1S/1S1
50-65
HS-5Night DippersHSS-1N
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.39Night HawksAD-5W
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.39Fleet AngelsHUP-2
(CJ)xx
HMH-461Iron HorseHR2S-1


(Last update on Mar.7, 2012)
CVSG-54 (AT)
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVS 39)

Sep. 1962 - Oct. 1962
(local operations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-22CheckmatesS2F-1S/1S1
3x-4x
VS-32NorsemenS2F-1S/1S1
5x-6x
HS-5Night DippersHSS-1N
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.39Night HawksAD-5W
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.39Fleet AngelsHUP-2
(CJ)xx
HMH-461Iron HorseHR2S-1


(Last update on Jun.10, 2015)
CVSG-54 (AT)
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVS 39)

Oct.24, 1962 - Dec.4, 1962 (Caribbean)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
10-20
VS-22CheckmatesS-2B/F
30-39
VS-32NorsemenS-2B/F
50-66
HS-5Night DippersSH-34J
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.39Night HawksEA-1E
(CJ)xx
HMH-461Iron HorseCH-37C


(Last update on Jun.16, 2010)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVS 39)

Aug.29, 1963 - Nov.9, 1963 (Caribbean)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-28HukkersS-2E
3x-4x
VS-31TopcatsS-2E
5x-6x
HS-11Sub SeekersSH-3A
70x
VAW-33 DET.39Night HawksEA-1E


(Last update on Jun.16, 2010)
CVSG-52 (AS)
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVS 39)

Nov. 1963 - Dec. 1963
(local operations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-28HukkersS-2E
3x-4x
VS-31TopcatsS-2E
5x-6x
HS-11Sub SeekersSH-3A
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.39Night HawksEA-1E
xxx
VA-83 DET.RampagersA-4B


(Last update on Sep.2, 2009)
CVSG-54 (AT)
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVS 39)

Mar.1964 - Apr.1964
(local operations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-22CheckmatesS-2F
3x-4x
VS-32NorsemenS-2F
5x-6x
HS-5Night DippersSH-3A
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.39Night HawksEA-1E
UA-1E


(Last update on Sep.2, 2015)
CVSG-54 (AT)
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVS 39)

May 1964 - Jun.1964
(local operations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-22CheckmatesS-2F
US-2C
5x-6x
HS-5Night DippersSH-3A
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.39Night HawksEA-1E
UA-1E


(Last update on Oct.1, 2014)
CVSG-54 (AT)
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVS 39)

Oct.8, 1964 - Nov.25, 1964 (Med)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
10-20
VS-22CheckmatesS-2F
30-40
VS-32NorsemenS-2F
50-63
HS-5Night DippersSH-3A
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.39Night HawksEA-1E


(Last update on Nov.14, 2007)
CVSG-54 (AT)
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVS 39)

Jan.19, 1965 (Gemini Titan 2 recovery operation)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-22CheckmatesS-2F
US-2C
3x-4x
VS-32NorsemenS-2F
5x-6x
HS-5Night DippersSH-3A
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.39Night HawksEA-1E


(Last update on Oct.22, 2014)
CVSG-54 (AT)
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVS 39)

Feb.1965 - Mar.1965
(local operations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
10-19
VS-22CheckmatesS-2F
30-39
VS-32NorsemenS-2F
50-63
HS-5Night DippersSH-3A
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.39Night HawksEA-1E


(Last update on Dec.19, 2007)
CVSG-54 (AT)
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVS 39)

Apr.1965 - May 1965
(local operations in the WestLant)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
1x-2x
VS-22CheckmatesS-2F
US-2C
3x-4x
VS-32NorsemenS-2F
5x-6x
HS-5Night DippersSH-3A
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.39Night HawksEA-1E


(Last update on Aug.13, 2014)
CVSG-54 (AT)
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVS 39)

Aug.5, 1965 - Sep. 1965
(recovery Gemini 5 operation)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
xx
VS-22 DET.39Checkmates4 x S-2Fs
3x-4x
VS-32NorsemenS-2F
5x-6x
HS-5Night DippersSH-3A
(GD)8xx
VAW-33 DET.39Night HawksEA-1E
EA-1F
recovered Gemini V on Aug.29, 1965


Decommissioned : May 2, 1966

Stricken : Dec.1, 1969