Biography and History

The U.S.S. Princeton was a World War II American carrier vessel that was demolished by Japanese forces off the coast of the Philippines in October 1944. The carrier had participated in successful campaigns throughout the Pacific, particularly for the Gilbert, Solomon, Marshall, Carolina, Mariana, and Philippine Islands. The disaster claimed 108 lives, and more than 600 were injured. This collection contains research materials for the book Carrier Down, The Story of the Sinking of the U.S.S. Princeton (CVL-23) by Thomas I. Bradshaw and Marcia Clark, in which the history of the U.S.S. Princeton is chronicled.

Source: From the finding aid for AC008