***** USS Ticonderoga CV14 "big T" carrier memorial site.*****
Also known as the ti and tico, the site is a tribute to the navy carrier and its crew , air group 80 and air group 87.
USS Ticonderoga CV14 * Memorial site for the Big T

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"The Big " T " is still and always will be the best damned ship in the Navy ...Don't forget the
Big 'T'... and that you are still Dixie's kids...."
- Capt. Dixie kiefer USN

USS Ticonderoga cv14 Leaving San Diego Sept. 1944
- Big T Leaving San Diego Sept. 1944 -
The ti received five battle stars during World War II , three Navy Unit Commendations, and one Meritorious Unit Commendation, and 12 battle stars during the Vietnam War.


January 21,1945 - photo of kamikaze attack on ticonderoga
- 21 January, 1945 -

The ship is hit by Kamikazes off Formosa in the
Phillippines over 100 killed and wounded. Big T's
crew somehow manages to get things under
control and save the crippled carrier.


memories and memorials of shipmates
- Shipmates -

stories and memorials
of our shipmates.
vf-80 vipers and other air groups
- Air Groups -

stories and memorials
of our air groups




cv14 Warship Pictorial
- Warship Pictorial No. 22 -

USS Ticonderoga CV/CVA/CVS-14

Covers the entire history of the big "T",from World war II, thru the Vietnam War, ending with the Apollo and Skylab recovery missions. Many never before printed photographs were copied from archive sources to produce a visual history of this venerable warship.

Dedication:
To our ship mates lost at sea
and all who sailed aboard Big "T"


NEW! Combat Info Center

Ticonderoga unit awards for WWII
- Unit Awards -

View Awards won by the Big 'T'
for world war two service.


ship mates photo gallery
- Ship Mates Gallery -

View photos of ship mates

Navy memorial site



- Our Ship's Flag -
Our original flag displayed
by former crew member




JAMES VERNON, memoir of flying F6F Hellcats off Big T
The Hostile Sky

James W. Vernon
Click to read an excerpt
from the book here on site.
A Hellcat Flyer in World War II
JIM VERNON, memoir of his years at war flying F6F Hellcats from the USS Ticonderoga cv14 off of the coast of Japan.

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