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USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56)

United States (1943)
Picture of 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.


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National Origin: United States
Service Year / Commissioned: 1943
Classification Type: Escort Aircraft Carrier
Ship Class: Casablanca-class
Number-in-Class: 50
Global Operators:
United States
Structural - Crew, Dimensions, and Operating Weights:

Operational
CREW


Personnel
916

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Dimension
LENGTH


Feet
512.3 ft


Meters
156.15 m


Dimension
BEAM


Feet
65.2 ft


Meters
19.87 m


Dimension
DRAUGHT


Feet
22.5 ft


Meters
6.86 m


Displacement
SURFACE


Tons
7,800 t

Installed Power / Machinery - Standard Day Performance:
4 x boilers developing 285psi; 2 x Reciprocating Skinner Unaflow engines developing 9,000 shaft horsepower; 2 x propeller shafts.

Performance
SPEED


Knots
20 kts


Miles-per-Hour
23 mph


Performance
RANGE


Nautical Miles
10,239 nm


Miles
11,783 mi


Miles
18,963 km

Armament / Air Wing:

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.

Aircraft:
28 aircraft of various types.
Ships-in-Class (50):

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)
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