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Strength
Escort Aircraft Carrier
 
Type
Surface Vessels
 
Existing/Disbanded
Sunk
Year
1944 - 1945

Description

Hull number CVE-95



CLASS - CASABLANCA
Displacement 7,800 Tons, Dimensions, 512' 3" (oa) x 65' 2" x 22' 4" (Max)
Armament 1 x 5"/38AA 8 x 40mm, 12 x 20mm, 27 Aircraft.
Machinery, 9,000 IHP; 2 Skinner, Uniflow engines, 2 screws
Speed, 19 Knots, Crew 860.

Operational and Building Data

Built by Kaiser Co., Inc., Vancouver, Wash. Initially named Alikula Bay. Keel laid 31 Jan 1944, launched 17 Apr 1944. Renamed Bismarck Sea 16 May 1944. Commissioned 20 May 1944.

Fate: Sunk by kamikazes off Iwo Jima, 21 Feb 1945.
318 of her crew were lost with the ship and remain on duty.

The whole attack story:
http://www.taraross.com/2018/02/this-day-in-history-uss-bismarck-sea/


Bismarck Sea Survivors tell their story

https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/military/bismarck-sea-survivors-reminisce-as-ranks-shrink-photos/



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Iwo Jima Operation
The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February – 26 March 1945), or Operation Detachment, was a major battle in which the United States Armed Forces fought for and captured the island of Iwo Jima from the ... More
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