Allied Warships

USS Mission Bay (CVE 59)

Escort carrier of the Casablanca class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeEscort carrier
PennantCVE 59 
Built byKaiser Shipbuilding Co. (Vancouver, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered17 Jul 1942 
Laid down28 Dec 1942 
Launched26 May 1943 
Commissioned13 Sep 1943 
End service21 Feb 1947 

Decommissioned 21 February 1947.
Stricken 1 September 1958. Sold 30 April 1959 and scrapped in Japan in January 1960.


Commands listed for USS Mission Bay (CVE 59)

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1T/Capt. William Lehigh Rees, USN13 Sep 194329 Jun 1944
2Lt.Cdr. William Ellis Gentner, Jr., USN29 Jun 194412 Jul 1944
3T/Capt. John Roger Ruhsenberger, USN12 Jul 194431 May 1945
4T/Capt. John Patrick Fitzsimmons, USN31 May 194510 Mar 1946

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