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USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56)


Escort Aircraft Carrier (1943)


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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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Specifications



Service Year
1943

Origin
United States national flag graphic
United States

Complement
916
PERSONNEL


Class
Casablanca-class
Number-in-Class
50
VESSELS
Ships-in-Class


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)


National flag of the United States United States
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Flag Ship / Capital Ship
Serving in the fleet Flag Ship role or Capital Ship in older warship designs / terminology.


Length
512.3 ft
156.15 m
Beam
65.2 ft
19.87 m
Draught
22.5 ft
6.86 m
Displacement
7,800
tons


Installed Power: 4 x boilers developing 285psi; 2 x Reciprocating Skinner Unaflow engines developing 9,000 shaft horsepower; 2 x propeller shafts.
Surface Speed
20.0 kts
(23.0 mph)
Range
10,239 nm
(11,783 mi | 18,963 km)


kts = knots | mph = miles-per-hour | nm = nautical miles | mi = miles | km = kilometers

1 kts = 1.15 mph | 1 nm = 1.15 mi | 1 nm = 1.85 km
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.


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