Weighing 11,000 tons, the USS Cabot was the second Navy ship to have this name. It was laid down by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation in 1942 as an Independence-class light aircraft carrier and served during World War II. In honor of the extraordinary achievements of the crew of the USS Cabot, the ship received numerous awards, including the Presidential Unit Citation, the Navy Occupation Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. In 1967, the ship was loaned to the Spanish Navy and renamed Dédalo. Subsequently, in 1972, the military vessel was sold to Spain. Asbestos was highly prevalent aboard the USS Cabot, which is why people who served on it must undergo regular medical examinations, as they are at high risk of developing a serious disease such as lung cancer as a result of exposure. In 2002, the Dédalo was scrapped by the Spanish Navy.