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The list of ship decommissionings in 1947 includes a chronological list of all ships decommissioned in 1947.

Operator Ship Class and type Fate Other notes
8 January  United States Navy Suwannee Sangamon class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1959
9 January  United States Navy Bon Homme Richard Essex class aircraft carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1951
9 January  United States Navy Essex Essex class aircraft carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1951
9 January  United States Navy Ticonderoga Essex class aircraft carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1954
9 January  United States Navy Yorktown Essex class aircraft carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1953
13 January  United States Navy Belleau Wood Independence class light aircraft carrier Transferred to France in 1951 Renamed Bois Belleau
13 January  United States Navy Cowpens Independence class light aircraft carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1959
15 January  United States Navy Hornet Essex class aircraft carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1953
9 May  United States Navy Hollandia Casablanca class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1960
17 January  United States Navy Windham Bay Casablanca class escort carrier Reserve Transferred to Military Sea Transportation Service in 1951
January  United States Navy Bunker Hill Essex class aircraft carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1972
11 February  United States Navy Bataan Independence class light aircraft carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1950
11 February  United States Navy Cabot Independence class light aircraft carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1948
11 February  United States Navy Langley Independence class light aircraft carrier Transferred to France in 1951 Renamed Lafayette (R96)
11 February  United States Navy Monterey Independence class light aircraft carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1950
15 February  United States Navy Lake Champlain Essex class aircraft carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1952
17 February  United States Navy Franklin Essex class aircraft carrier Scrapped Stricken in 1964
17 February  United States Navy Wasp Essex class aircraft carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1951
18 February  Royal Navy Newark Scrapped
18 February  Royal Navy Newport Scrapped
21 February  United States Navy Mission Bay Casablanca class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1958
1 March  United States Navy San Jacinto Independence class light aircraft carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1970
9 March  United States Navy Hancock Essex class aircraft carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1954
22 March  United States Navy Intrepid Essex class aircraft carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1954
30 June  United States Navy Point Cruz Commencement Bay class escort carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1951
July  Royal Navy Hospital Ship No 28 Hospital ship Returned to Southern Railway Co Renamed Dinard, resumed ferry service in the English Channel
1 August  United States Navy Wyoming Sold as scrap
12 September  United States Navy Saidor Commencement Bay class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1970
4 October  United States Navy Salerno Bay Commencement Bay class escort carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1951
7 November  United States Navy Shangri-La Essex class aircraft carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1955

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Ship events in 1947
Ship launches: 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952
Ship commissionings: 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952
Ship decommissionings: 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952
Shipwrecks: 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952

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