USS Hornet is a United States Navy aircraft carrier of the Essex class. Construction started in August she was originally named USS Kearsarge, but was renamed in honor of the USS Hornet which was lost in October becoming the eighth ship to bear the name.
Colorado-class battleship USS West Virginia Badly damaged at Pearl Harbor was raised & rebuilt and saw service at Leyte Gulf, Philippines, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. Received 5 battle stars for service. Decommissioned in 1947 and eventually scrapped.