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Fifty-seven years ago, on Oct. 1, 1955, USS Forrestal (CV 59) was commissioned by the U.S. Navy. Forrestal was the first American aircraft carrier to be constructed with an angled flight deck, steam catapult, and an optical landing system.

Fifty-seven years ago, on Oct. 1, 1955, USS Forrestal (CV 59) was commissioned by the U.S. Navy. Forrestal was the first American aircraft carrier to be constructed with an angled flight deck, steam catapult, and an optical landing system.