Definitions for "USS Wasp"
Keywords:  wasp, navy, yorktown, hallock, lhd
Ten ships of the United States Navy have borne the name USS Wasp, after the stinging insect.
The eighth USS Wasp (CV-7) was a United States Navy aircraft carrier. She was the sole ship of her class. Built to use up the remaining tonnage allowed to the United States for aircraft carriers under the treaties of the time, she was built on a reduced-size version of the Yorktown class hull.
The ninth USS Wasp (CV-18) of the United States Navy was an Essex-class aircraft carrier.