Allied Warships

USS Long Island (CVE 1)

Escort carrier of the Long Island / Archer class

USS Long Island on 27 April 1944.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeEscort carrier
ClassLong Island / Archer 
PennantCVE 1 
Built bySun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Laid down7 Jul 1939 
Launched11 Jan 1940 
Commissioned2 Jun 1941 
End service26 Mar 1946 

Completed as the merchant Mormacmail.
Aquired by the US Navy on 6 March 1941 and commissioned 2 June 1941 as its first escort carrier. Decommissioned 26 March 1946.
Stricken 12 April 1946.
Sold 24 April 1947 to be broken up for scrap but resold 12 March 1948 and converted for merchant service as Nelly.
She became the schoolship Seven Seas in 1953 and was hulked at Rotterdam as a floating dormitory in 1966.
Scrapped in 1977 in Belgium.


Commands listed for USS Long Island (CVE 1)

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1Cdr. Donald Bradley Duncan, USN2 Jun 194126 Dec 1941
2Cdr. John Jennings Ballentine, USN26 Dec 194118 Apr 1942
3Cdr. James Duke Barner, USN18 Apr 19421 Feb 1943
4T/Capt. James Homer McKay, USN1 Feb 194318 Jul 1944
5Edward Orrick McDonnell, USNR18 Jul 1944Dec 1944
6T/Cdr. William Millage Nation, USNDec 194427 Aug 1945
7T/Capt. Lex Leroy Black, USN27 Aug 1945Jan 1946

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