file created: 12/07/02 00:27:20 , last update: 07/25/02
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CVE-73 Gambier Bay
United States Navy escort carrier
Class Laid down, Shipyard LaunchedCommissioned Disabled and Why
Casablanca 1943/07/10
Kaiser Shipbuilding Co., Vancouver
1943/11/22 1943/12/28 1944/10/24
sunk
Namesake:
TTD differences from class:
Camouflage: 43: Ms 14, 44: 32/15a


WW II combat actions:
From Till Operation Force Action Source
44/01/01       San Diego - sail to join TG 52.11   66 
44/02/?       off Marshalls launch 84 planes for Enterprise ?CAG-10?   66 
44/02/??       carry damaged planes from Marshalls to P.H. > San Diego   66 
44/02/07 44/02/13     San Diego - carry 400 troops to P.H.   66 
44/05/01 44/05/08   CarDiv26 sail from San Diego to P.H.   66 
44/05/29 44/08/11 Forage 52.11.1/CarDiv26 VC-10   25  70 
44/06/19   Forage 52.11.1/CarDiv26 xPhilip-VC-10   25  70 
44/08       Esp. Santo   70 
44/08/10 44/08/11     Eniwetok   88 
44/09/15 44/09/28 Stale2 32.7.3/CarDiv26 land Palau: VC-10   66  70 
44/09/23   Stale2 31.2/CarDiv26 land Ulithi: VC-10   70 
44/10/10 44/10/25 King2 77.4.3/CarDiv26 VC-10  
44/10/25   King2 77.4.3/CarDiv26 sunk(IJN) 12-30 N, 126-30E   81 

Ship status, hull number changes...: sunk 11-31N,125-12E,AVG-73>ACV-73 42/08/20>CVE-73 43/07/15
Ship score (awards, enemy ships credited...): 4 Battle Stars Presidential Unit Citation for Taffy 3
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