Military Factory logo
Icon of F-15 Eagle military combat fighter aircraft
Icon of Abrams Main Battle Tank
Icon of navy warships
Icon of AK-47 assault rifle

USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56)

Escort Aircraft Carrier

The USS Liscome Bay was tragically sunk by a Japanese submarine on November 24th, 1943 with the loss of 644 of her crew.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 9/11/2016
National Flag Graphic


Year: 1943
Ships-in-Class: 50
Named Ships: Casablanca (CVE-55); Liscome Bay (CVE-56); Anzio (CVE-57); Corregidor (CVE-58); Mission Bay (CVE-59); Guadalcanal (CVE-60); Manila Bay (CVE-61); Natoma Bay (CVE-62); St. Lo (CVE-63); Tripoli (CVE-64); Wake Island (CVE-65); White Plains (CVE-66); Solomons (CVE-67); Kalinin Bay (CVE-68); Kasaan Bay (CVE-69); Fanshaw Bay (CVE-70); Kitkun Bay (CVE-71); Tulagi (CVE-72); Gambier Bay (CVE-73); Nehenta Bay (CVE-74); Hoggatt Bay (CVE-75); Kadashan Bay (CVE-76); Marcus Island (CVE-77); Savo Island (CVE-78); Ommaney Bay (CVE-79); Petrof Bay (CVE-80); 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)
Complement: 916
Length: 512.3 ft (156.15 m)
Width: 65.2 ft (19.87 m)
Height: 22.5 ft (6.86 m)
Displacement (Surface): 7,800 tons
Propulsion: 4 x boilers developing 285psi; 2 x Reciprocating Skinner Unaflow engines developing 9,000 shaft horsepower; 2 x propeller shafts.
Speed (Surface): 20 kts (23 mph)
Range: 10,239 nm (11,783 miles; 18,963 km)
Operators: United States


1 x 5" (127mm) /38 caliber Dual-Purpose (DP) main gun.
16 x 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft cannons in eight dual mountings (8x2).
20 x 20mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft cannons in single mountings.

Air Wing

28 aircraft of various types.
Site Disclaimer  |  Privacy Policy  |  Cookies  |  Site Map Site content ©2003-, All Rights Reserved.

The "Military Factory" name and logo are registered ® U.S. trademarks protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. All written content, illustrations, and photography are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and not for reuse/reproduction in any form. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation. We do not sell any of the items showcased on this site. Please direct all other inquiries to militaryfactory AT

Part of a network of sites that includes, GlobalFirepower, a data-driven property used in ranking the top military powers of the world, and, the World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft.

Facebook Logo YouTube Logo