List of United States Navy escort aircraft carriers

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USS Long Island (CVE-1)

This is a list of escort aircraft carriers of the United States Navy. For classes, see list of aircraft carrier classes of the United States Navy.

Note that many of the lower-numbered carriers were transferred to the Royal Navy, where they received new names. For instance, USS Breton (CVE-10) became HMS Chaser (D32). The new names are mentioned in each article individually.

Name Hull number Laid Down Launched Commissioned Notes
AVG-1/BAVG-1 7 June 1939 14 December 1939 17 November 1941 Became HMS Archer (D78)
AVG-2/BAVG-2 28 November 1939 27 November 1940 2 March 1942 Became HMS Avenger (D14)
AVG-3/BAVG-3 28 December 1939 18 December 1940 6 May 1942 Became HMS Biter (D97) later French Navy Dixmude
AVG-4/BAVG-4 19 January 1940 1 March 1941 2 October 1941 Became HMS Charger (D27) briefly, returned to USN as USS Charger (CVE-30)
AVG-5/BAVG-5 11 March 1940 12 April 1941 2 July 1942 Became HMS Dasher (D37)
BAVG-6 3 November 1941 7 March 1942 31 January 1943 Became HMS Tracker (D24)
Long Island CVE-1 7 July 1939 11 January 1940 2 June 1941
Altamaha CVE-6 15 April 1941 4 April 1942 31 October 1942 Became HMS Battler (D18), Lead ship of Bogue class
Barnes CVE-7 17 April 1941 27 September 1941 30 September 1942 Became HMS Attacker (D02)
Block Island CVE-8 15 May 1941 22 May 1942 9 January 1943 Became HMS Hunter (D80)
Bogue CVE-9 1 October 1941 15 January 1942 26 September 1942
Breton CVE-10 28 June 1941 15 February 1943 9 April 1943 Became HMS Chaser (D32)
Card CVE-11 27 October 1941 27 February 1942 8 November 1942
Copahee CVE-12 18 June 1941 21 October 1941 15 June 1942
Core CVE-13 2 January 1942 15 May 1942 10 December 1942
Croatan CVE-14 5 September 1941 4 April 1942 20 February 1943 Became HMS Fencer (D64)
Hamlin CVE-15 6 October 1941 5 March 1942 21 December 1942 Became HMS Stalker (D91)
Nassau CVE-16 27 November 1941 4 April 1942 20 August 1942
St. George CVE-17 31 July 1941 18 July 1942 14 June 1943 Became HMS Pursuer (D73)
Altamaha CVE-18 19 December 1941 22 May 1942 15 September 1942
Prince William CVE-19 15 December 1941 7 May 1942 28 April 1943 Became HMS Striker (D12)
Barnes CVE-20 19 January 1942 2 May 1942 20 February 1943
Block Island CVE-21 19 January 1942 1 May 1942 8 March 1943
CVE-22 20 February 1942 20 June 1942 7 April 1943 Became HMS Searcher (D40)
Breton CVE-23 25 February 1942 27 June 1942 12 April 1943
unnumbered 11 April 1942 16 July 1942 25 April 1943 Became HMS Ravager (D70)
Croatan CVE-25 15 April 1942 1 August 1942 28 April 1943 Last ship, first group of Bogue class
Sangamon CVE-26 13 March 1939 4 November 1939 25 August 1942 Lead ship of her class (Converted from Cimarron-class oiler)
Suwannee CVE-27 3 June 1938 4 March 1939 24 September 1942
Chenango CVE-28 10 July 1938 1 April 1939 19 September 1942
Santee CVE-29 31 May 1938 4 March 1939 24 August 1942 Last ship of Sangamon class
Charger CVE-30 19 January 1940 1 March 1941 3 March 1942 Same ship as AVG-4 and HMS Charger (D27)
Prince William CVE-31 18 May 1942 23 August 1942 9 April 1943 First ship, second group of Bogue class
Chatham CVE-32 25 May 1942 19 September 1942 11 August 1943 Became HMS Slinger (D26)
Glacier CVE-33 9 June 1942 7 September 1942 28 October 1943 Became HMS Atheling (D51)
Pybus CVE-34 23 June 1942 7 October 1942 6 August 1943 Became HMS Emperor (D98)
Baffins CVE-35 18 July 1942 18 October 1942 20 July 1943 Became HMS Ameer (D01)
Bolinas CVE-36 3 August 1942 11 November 1942 2 August 1943 Became HMS Begum (D38)
Bastian CVE-37 25 August 1942 15 December 1942 4 August 1943 Became HMS Trumpeter (D09)
Carnegie CVE-38 9 September 1942 30 December 1942 12 August 1943 Became HMS Empress (D42)
Cordova CVE-39 22 September 1942 30 January 1943 25 August 1943 Became HMS Khedive (D62)
Delgada CVE-40 9 October 1942 20 February 1943 20 November 1943 Became HMS Speaker (D90)
Edisto CVE-41 20 October 1942 22 March 1943 7 September 1943 Became HMS Nabob (D77)
Estero CVE-42 31 October 1942 22 March 1943 3 November 1943 Became HMS Premier (D23)
Jamaica CVE-43 13 November 1942 21 April 1943 27 September 1943 Became HMS Shah (D21)
Keweenaw CVE-44 27 November 1942 6 May 1943 25 October 1943 Became HMS Patroller (D07)
Prince CVE-45 17 December 1942 18 May 1943 17 January 1944 Became HMS Rajah (D10)
Niantic CVE-46 5 January 1943 2 June 1943 8 November 1943 Became HMS Ranee (D03)
Perdido CVE-47 1 February 1943 16 June 1943 31 January 1944 Became HMS Trouncer (D85)
Sunset CVE-48 23 February 1943 15 July 1943 19 November 1943 Became HMS Thane (D48)
St. Andrews CVE-49 12 March 1943 2 August 1943 7 December 1943 Became HMS Queen (D19)
St. Joseph CVE-50 25 March 1943 21 August 1943 22 December 1943 Became HMS Ruler (D72)
St. Simon CVE-51 26 April 1943 9 September 1943 31 December 1943 Became HMS Arbiter (D31)
Vermillion CVE-52 10 May 1943 27 September 1943 20 January 1944 Became HMS Smiter (D55)
Willapa CVE-53 21 May 1943 8 November 1943 5 February 1944 Became HMS Puncher (D79)
Winjah CVE-54 5 June 1943 22 November 1943 18 February 1944 Became HMS Reaper (D82), Last ship of Bogue class.
Casablanca CVE-55 3 November 1942 5 April 1943 8 July 1943 Lead Ship of her class
Liscome Bay CVE-56 9 December 1942 19 April 1943 7 August 1943
Anzio CVE-57 1 May 1943 27 August 1943 5 August 1946 Originally named Alikula Bay, commissioned as Coral Sea (1943-1944), renamed Anzio (1944-1959)
Corregidor CVE-58 17 December 1942 12 May 1943 31 August 1943
Mission Bay CVE-59 28 December 1942 26 May 1943 13 September 1943
Guadalcanal CVE-60 5 January 1943 5 June 1943 25 September 1943
Manila Bay CVE-61 15 January 1943 10 July 1943 5 October 1943
Natoma Bay CVE-62 17 January 1943 20 July 1943 14 October 1943
Midway CVE-63 23 January 1943 17 August 1943 23 October 1943 Originally named Chapin Bay, commissioned as Midway (1943-1944), renamed St. Lo (1944)
Tripoli CVE-64 1 February 1943 13 July 1943 31 October 1943
Wake Island CVE-65 6 February 1943 15 September 1943 7 November 1943
White Plains CVE-66 11 February 1943 27 September 1943 15 November 1943
Solomons CVE-67 19 March 1943 6 October 1943 21 November 1943
Kalinin Bay CVE-68 26 April 1943 15 October 1943 27 November 1943
Kasaan Bay CVE-69 May 1943 24 October 1943 4 December 1943 Laid down as S4-S2-BB3 Oiler, completed as CVE-69
Fanshaw Bay CVE-70 18 May 1943 1 November 1943 9 December 1943
Kitkun Bay CVE-71 3 May 1943 8 November 1943 15 December 1943
Tulagi CVE-72 7 June 1943 15 November 1943 21 December 1943
Gambier Bay CVE-73 10 July 1943 22 November 1943 28 December 1943
Nehenta Bay CVE-74 20 July 1943 28 November 1943 3 January 1944
Hoggatt Bay CVE-75 17 August 1943 4 December 1943 11 January 1944
Kadashan Bay CVE-76 2 September 1943 11 December 1943 18 January 1944
Marcus Island CVE-77 15 September 1943 16 December 1943 26 January 1944
Savo Island CVE-78 27 September 1943 22 December 1943 3 February 1944
Ommaney Bay CVE-79 6 October 1943 29 December 1943 11 February 1944
Petrof Bay CVE-80 15 October 1943 5 January 1944 18 February 1944
Rudyerd Bay CVE-81
Saginaw Bay CVE-82
Sargent Bay CVE-83
Shamrock Bay CVE-84
Shipley Bay CVE-85
Sitkoh Bay CVE-86
Steamer Bay CVE-87
Cape Esperance CVE-88
Takanis Bay CVE-89
Thetis Bay CVE-90
Makassar Strait CVE-91
Windham Bay CVE-92
Makin Island CVE-93
Lunga Point CVE-94
Bismarck Sea CVE-95
Salamaua CVE-96
Hollandia CVE-97
Kwajalein CVE-98
Admiralty Islands CVE-99
Bougainville CVE-100
Matanikau CVE-101
Attu CVE-102
Roi CVE-103
Munda CVE-104 Last ship of Casablanca class
Commencement Bay CVE-105 Lead ship of her class
Block Island CVE-106
Gilbert Islands CVE-107
Kula Gulf CVE-108
Cape Gloucester CVE-109
Salerno Bay CVE-110
Vella Gulf CVE-111
Siboney CVE-112
Puget Sound CVE-113
Rendova CVE-114
Bairoko CVE-115
Badoeng Strait CVE-116
Saidor CVE-117
Sicily CVE-118
Point Cruz CVE-119
Mindoro CVE-120
Rabaul CVE-121
Palau CVE-122
Tinian CVE-123
Bastogne CVE-124 Cancelled
Eniwetok CVE-125
Lingayen CVE-126
Okinawa CVE-127
Unnamed CVE-128
CVE-129
CVE-130
CVE-131
CVE-132
CVE-133
CVE-134
CVE-135
CVE-136
CVE-137
CVE-138
CVE-139 Cancelled / Last ship of Commencement Bay class

See also

Notes and references

  • The Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet, by James C. Fahey, Associate, United States Naval Institute, 1945 (Victory Edition)
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