National Geographic : 1943 Nov
© National Geographic Society ..u,.ni,u..,.,. ,,iti A Carrier of the Sangamon Class Drops Her Hook in a Far-off Harbor ofthe South Pacific This big converted tanker, with hangar and flight decks and nests of antiaircraft guns, is a formidable fighter. Whileshe isstill capable offueling vessels, her primary object is to give air cover to convoys and to fight submarines. When not needed for flight operations, she cantransport many combat planes towar areas.