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USS Saratoga (CV-60)

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USS Saratoga (CV/CVA/CVB-60), was a Forrestal class supercarrier. The Saratoga is the sixth ship of the United States Navy to be named for the Battle of Saratoga in the American Revolutionary War. She was ordered as a "Large Aircraft Carrier", hull classification symbol CVB-60, and her contract was awarded to the New York Naval Shipyard of New York City on 23 July 1952. She is the second of the four Forrestal-class carriers. She was reclassified as an "Attack Aircraft Carrier" (CVA-60) on 1 October 1952. Her keel was laid down on 16 December 1952. She was launched on 8 October 1955 sponsored by Mrs. Charles S. Thomas, and commissioned on 14 April 1956 with Captain Robert Joseph Stroh in command. She was the first carrier in the US Navy to use high-pressure (1200 psi) boilers.

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