Hostile action taken in response to an offence; retaliation.
Reprisal (CV-35) was laid down 1 July 1944 as an Essex-class aircraft carrier by the New York Navy Yard. Her construction was canceled 12 August 1945 when 52.3 percent complete. Launched in 1945 without ceremony to clear the slipway, her hull was utilized in experimental work in the Chesapeake Bay from 1946-48. Although inspected during January 1949 with a view to completing her as an attack carrier, the plan was dropped and Reprisal was sold 2 August 1949 to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, Md. She was scrapped during November 1949.
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