USS Chenango (CVE 28)
Escort carrier of the Sangamon class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||18 Jul 1938|
|Launched||1 Apr 1939|
|Commissioned||19 Sep 1942|
|End service||14 Aug 1946|
Launched as the Esso New Orleans. Aquired by the US Navy on 31 May 1941 and commissioned on 20 June 1941 as AO-31. Decomissioned for conversion 16 March 1942. Converted at Bethlehem, Staten Island and commissioned on 19 September 1942. Damaged by an aircraft crash on 9 April 1945. Decommissioned 14 August 1946. Stricken 1 March 1959. Sold 12 February 1960 and scrapped in 1962.
Commands listed for USS Chenango (CVE 28)
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|1||Cdr. William Harold Mays, USN||20 Jun 1941||16 Mar 1942|
|2||T/Capt. Ben Harrison Wyatt, USN||19 Sep 1942||1 Oct 1943|
|3||T/Capt. Dixwell Ketcham, USN||1 Oct 1943||13 Aug 1944|
|4||Cdr. George van Deurs, USN||13 Aug 1944||2 May 1945|
|5||Cdr. Harry Donald Felt, USN||2 May 1945||13 Jan 1946|
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