Princeton is the second vessel of Independence class light aircraft carriers. Reconstructed using（basing on） light cruisers of Cleveland-class, vessels of Independence-class were capable to be used as aircraft carriers due to their high speed. Princeton participated in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. On 24 October, she was attacked by large numbers of J-country aircrafts; a Yokosuka D4Y hiding in the clouds dropped a bomb, which stuck Princeton in the middle and initiated conflagration. At approximately 15:00 in the afternoon, a huge explosion occurred in the end section of Princeton. She was scuttled by light cruiser Reno at nightfall.
Named after Princeton, New Jersey, USA.
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Though with three-star rarity, Princeton overwhelms four-star light aircraft carriers (Shoho and Zuiho) in both practical rarity and combat capability (except Zuiho's luck).
Princeton's combat capability is only second to Ranger.
Princeton is very effective and efficient in encountering submarines, especially after Ranger is remodelled and reclassified as an aircraft carrier. But a new Ranger is acquired after Ranger is remodelled.
Princeton has a nickname "Rabbit" due to her illustration.
Princeton's bunny girl costom is based on her high speed(a "bunny" girl,nice idea,illustrator.)
Princeton's last captain John M. Hoskins also served as the first captain of Princeton (CV-37).
George H. W. Bush served on her sister ship USS San Jacinto (CVL-30).