Nicknamed The Mighty Moo, was an 11,000-ton Independence-class aircraft carrier that served the United States Navy from 1943 to 1947.
Cowpens, named for the Battle of Cowpens of the Revolutionary War, was launched on 17 January 1943 at the New York Shipbuilding Corporation, in Camden, New Jersey, sponsored by Mrs. M. H. Spruance (daughter of Fleet Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr.) and commissioned on 28 May 1943 by Captain R. P. McConnell. She was reclassified CVL-25 on 15 July 1943. It completed its active service at the end of 1946.
Is a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser in service with the United States Navy. The ship is named after the Battle of Cowpens, a major American victory near Cowpens, South Carolina, in the American Revolution.
She was built at the Bath Iron Works in Maine. The USS Cowpens is stationed at Naval Base San Diego.