USS SAIPAN (CVL 48)
Commissioned : Jul.14, 1946
at New York Shipbuilding


(Last update on Feb.19, 2020)
CVLG-1 (SA) (*1)
USS SAIPAN (CVL 48)
Apr.3, 1947 - May 5, 1947
(Shakedown : Guantanamo Bay Operating Areas)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-1L (*2)                    F8F-1
300
VA-1L (*3) TBM-3/3E/3N/3W
(*1)
Mar.15, 1946 : established CVLG-58 (Light Carrier Air Group)
Nov.14, 1946 : redesignated CVLG-1 (Light Carrier Air Group)
Nov.20, 1948 : disestablished
(*2)
Mar.15, 1946 : established VF-58 (Fighting Squadron)
Nov.15, 1946 : redesignated VF-1L (Fighting Squadron)
Nov.20, 1948 : disestablished
(*3)
Mar.19. 1946 : established VT-58 (Torpedo Squadron)
Nov.15, 1946 : redesignated VA-1L (Attack Squadron)
Nov.20, 1948 : disestablished


(Last update on Dec.11, 2019)
COMCARDIV 14
USS SAIPAN (CVL 48)

Mar.6, 1951 - Jun.8, 1951 (Med)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
(C)400
VF-42Green Pawns18 x F4U-4
(NA)xx
VC-4 DET.Nightcappers4 x F4U-5N
(NE)xx
VC-12 DET. 4 x AD-3W
(SS)xx
VC-33 DET.Avengers4 x AD-3N
2 x AD-4Q
(UR)xx
HU-2 DET.Fleet Angels1 x HO3S-1


(Last update on Jan.15, 2020)
USS SAIPAN (CVL 48)
Sep.28, 1953 - Jul.21, 1954
(WestPac and Around the World)
(Norfolk, Panama Canal, WestPac, Suez Canal, Med, Norfolk)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
(LX)1-24
VMA-324 (*1)Vagabonds24 x AD-4B
(UP)20
HU-1 DET.Pacific Fleet Angels1 x HO3S-1
(*1) VMA-324
embarked on Sep.30, 1953 at Mayport, Florida
disembarked on Jul.19, 1954 at Mayport, Florida


Decommissioned : Sep.30, 1957


Reclassified Training Aircraft Carrier AVT 6 : May 15, 1959


Reclassified Major Communications Relay Ship AGMR 2 : Sep.1, 1964


Renamed USS ARLINGTON (AGMR 2) : Apr.8, 1965


Recommissioned USS ARLINGTON (AGMR 2) : Aug.27, 1966


Decommissioned : Jan.14, 1970