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U.S.S. BLOCK ISLAND (CVE 106)

The escort carrier U.S.S. Block Island (CVE 106) rolling to starboard in the Atlantic Ocean during 1952. WRG #: 0000192
The escort carrier U.S.S. Block Island (CVE 106) rolling in the Atlantic Ocean during 1952.
[Source: National Museum Of Naval Aviation]


Name: U.S.S. Block Island
Number: CV 1
  Class: Commencement Bay
Commissioned: December 30, 1944

Comments:
USS Block Island (CVE-106) was a Commencement Bay class escort carrier of the United States Navy. She was the second ship to carry her name, done in honor of the first one, being launched 12 days after the original was sunk.

She was launched on 10 June 1944 as Sunset Bay by Todd-Pacific Shipyards, Inc. Tacoma, Washington; sponsored by Mrs. E. J. (Grace) Hallenbeck (mother of Major Pappy Boyington, then a Prisoner of War of the Japanese), and commissioned as Block Island on 30 December 1944, Captain F. M. Hughes in command.

Sources:
Wikipedia


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