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and the embarked composite squadrons
of Task Unit 77.4.3 (Taffy III)
on October 25, 1944

 

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BOSAMAR logo:  USS GAMBIER BAY (CVE 73)
takes a pounding 
from the IJN heavy cruiser CHIKUMA

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NAME HULL # LAUNCHED COMMISSIONED DECOMMSISSIONED
LONG ISLAND CVE 1 11 JAN 40 02 JUN 41 26 MAR 46
BOGUE CVE 9 15 JAN 42 26 SEP 42 30 NOV 46
CARD CVE 11 21 FEB 42 08 NOV 42 13 MAY 46
COPAHEE CVE 12 21 OCT 41 15 JUN 42 05 JUL 46
CORE CVE 13 15 MAY 42 10 DEC 42 04 OCT 46
NASSAU CVE 16 04 APR 42 20 AUG 42 28 OCT 46
ALTAMAHA CVE 18 22 MAY 42 15 SEP 42 27 SEP 46
BARNES CVE 20 22 MAY 42 20 FEB 43 29 AUG 46
BLOCK ISLAND CVE 21 06 JUN 42 08 MAR 43 Sunk 29 May 44
BRETON CVE 23 27 JUN 42 12 APR 43 30 AUG 46
CROATAN CVE 25 01 AUG 42 28 APR 23 20 MAY 46
SANGAMON CVE 26 04 NOV 39 25 AUG 42 24 OCT 45
SUWANNEE CVE 27 04 MAR 39 24 SEP 42 28 OCT 46
CHENANGO CVE 28 04 JAN 39 19 SEP 42 14 AUG 46
SANTEE CVE 29 04 MAR 39 24 AUG 42 21 OCT 46
CHARGER CVE 30 01 MAR 41 03 MAR 42 15 MAR 46
NAME HULL # LAUNCHED COMMISSIONED DECOMMSISSIONED
PRINCE WILLIAM CVE 31 23 AUG 42 09 APR 43 29 AUG 46
CASABLANCA CVE 55 05 APR 43 08 JUL 43 10 JUN 46
LISCOME BAY CVE 56 19 APR 43 07 AUG 43 Sunk 24 NOV 43
CORAL SEA/ANZIO CVE 57 01 MAY 43 27 AUG 43 05 AUG 46
CORREGIDOR CVE 58 12 MAY 43 31 AUG 43 30 JUL 46
MISSION BAY CVE 59 26 MAY 43 13 SEP 43 21 FEB 47
GUADALCANAL CVE 60 05 JUN 43 25 SEP 43 15 JUL 46
MANILA BAY CVE 61 10 JUL 43 05 OCT 43 31 JUL 46
NATOMA BAY CVE 62 20 JUL 43 14 OCT 43 20 MAY 46
MIDWAY/SAINT LO CVE 63 17 AUG 43 23 OCT 43 Sunk 25 OCT 44
TRIPOLI CVE 64 02 SEP 43 31 OCT 43 22 MAY 46
WAKE ISLAND CVE 65 15 SEP 43 07 NOV 43 05 APR 46
WHITE PLAINS CVE 66 27 SEP 43 15 NOV 43 10 JUL 46
SOLOMONS CVE 67 06 OCT 43 21 NOV 43 15 MAY 46
KALININ BAY CVE 68 15 OCT 43 27 NOV 43 15 MAY 46
KASAAN BAY CVE 69 24 OCT 43 04 DEC 43 06 JUL46
NAME HULL # LAUNCHED COMMISSIONED DECOMMSISSIONED
FANSHAW BAY CVE 70 01 NOV 43 09 DEC 43 14 AUG 46
KITKUN BAY CVE 71 08 NOV 43 15 DEC 43 19 APR 46
TULAGI CVE 72 15 NOV 43 21 DEC 43 30 APR 46
GAMBIER BAY CVE 73 22 NOV 43 28 DEC 43 Sunk 25 OCT 44
NEHENTA BAY CVE 74 28 NOV 43 03 JAN 44 15 MAY 46
HOGGATT BAY CVE 75 04 DEC 43 11 JAN 44 20 JUL 46
KADASHAN BAY CVE 76 11 DEC 43 18 JAN 44 14 JUN 46
MARCUS ISLAND CVE 77 16 DEC 43 26 JAN 44 12 DEC 46
SAVO ISLAND CVE 78 22 DEC 43 03 FEB 44 12 DEC 46
OMMANEY BAY CVE 79 29 DEC 43 11 FEB 44 Sunk 04 JAN 45
PETROF BAY CVE 80 05 JAN 43 18 FEB 44 31 JUL 46
RUDYERD BAY CVE 81 12 JAN 44 25 FEB 44 11 JUN 46
SAGINAW BAY CVE 82 19 JAN 44 02 MAR 44 19 JUN 46
SARGENT BAY CVE 83 31 JAN 44 09 MAR 44 23 JUL 46
SHAMROCK BAY CVE 84 04 FEB 44 15 MAR 44 06 JUL 46
SHIPLEY BAY CVE 85 12 FEB 44 21 MAR 44 28 JUN 46
NAME HULL # LAUNCHED COMMISSIONED DECOMMSISSIONED
SITKOH BAY CVE 86 19 FEB 44 28 MAR 44 30 NOV 46
STEAMER BAY CVE 87 26 FEB 44 04 APR 44 01 JUL 46
CAPE ESPERANCE CVE 88 03 MAR 44 09 APR 44 22 AUG 46
TANKANIS BAY CVE 89 10 MAR 44 15 APR 44 01 MAY 46
THETIS BAY CVE 90 16 MAR 44 21 APR 44 07 AUG 46
MAKASSAR STRAIT CVE 91 22 MAR 44 27 APR 44 09 AUG 46
WINDHAM BAY CVE 92 29 MAR 44 03 MAY 44 ?? JAN 47
MAKIN ISLAND CVE 93 05 APR 44 09 MAY 44 19 APR 46
LUNGA POINT CVE 94 11 APR 44 14 MAY 44 24 OCT 46
BISMARK SEA CVE 95 17 APR 44 20 MAY 44 Sunk 21 FEB 45
SALAMAUA CVE 96 22 APR 44 26 MAY 44 09 MAY 46
HOLLANDIA CVE 97 28 APR 44 01 JUN 44 17 JAN 47
KWAJALEIN CVE 98 04 MAY 44 07 JUN 44 16 AUG 46
ADMIRALTY ISLANDS CVE 99 10 MAY 44 13 JUN 44 26 APR 46
BOUGAINVILLE CVE 100 16 MAY 44 18 JUN 44 03 NOV 46
MATANIKAU CVE 101 22 MAY 44 24 JUN 44 11 OCT 46
NAME HULL # LAUNCHED COMMISSIONED DECOMMSISSIONED
ATTU CVE 102 27 MAY 44 30 JUN 44 08 JUN 46
ROI CVE 103 02 JUN 44 06 JUL 44 09 MAY 46
MUNDA CVE 104 08 JUN 44 08 JUL 44 13 SEP 46
COMMENCEMENT BAY CVE 105 04 MAY 44 27 NOV 44 30 NOV 46
BLOCK ISLAND CVE 106 10 JUN 44 30 DEC 44 28 MAY 46
GILBERT ISLANDS CVE 107 20 JUL 44 05 FEB 45 21 MAY 46
KULA GULF CVE 108 15 AUG 44 12 MAY 45 03 JUL 46
CAPE GLOUCESTER CVE 109 12 SEP 44 05 MAR 45 05 NOV 46
SALERNO BAY CVE 110 29 SEP 44 19 MAY 45 04 OCT 47
VELLA GULF CVE 111 19 OCT 44 09 APR 45 09 AUG 46
SIBONEY CVE 112 09 NOV 44 14 MAY 45 ?? NOV 47
PUGET SOUND CVE 113 30 NOV 44 18 JUN 45 18 OCT 46
RENDOVA CVE 114 28 DEC 44 22 OCT 45 27 JAN 50
BAIROKO CVE 115 25 JAN 45 16 JUL 45 14 APR 50
BADOENG STRAIT CVE 116 15 FEB 45 14 NOV 45 20 APR 46
SAIDOR CVE 117 17 MAR 45 04 SEP 45 12 SEP 47
NAME HULL # LAUNCHED COMMISSIONED DECOMMSISSIONED
SICILY CVE 118 14 APR 45 27 FEB 46 05 JUL 54
POINT CRUZ CVE 119 18 MAY 45 16 OCT 46 30 JUN 47
MINDORO CVE 120 27 JUN 45 04 DEC 46 04 AUG 55
RABAUL CVE 121 14 JUL 45 30 AUG 46 30 AUG 46
PALAU CVE 122 06 AUG 45 15 JAN 46 15 JUN 54
TINIAN CVE 123 05 SEP 45 NEVER 30 JUL 46