Allied Warships

USS Manila Bay (CVE 61)

Escort carrier of the Casablanca class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeEscort carrier
PennantCVE 61 
Built byKaiser Shipbuilding Co. (Vancouver, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered17 Jul 1942 
Laid down15 Jan 1943 
Launched10 Jul 1943 
Commissioned5 Oct 1943 
End service31 Jul 1946 

Decommissioned 31 July 1946.
Stricken 27 May 1958.
Sold 2 September 1959 and scrapped in Japan in February 1960.


Commands listed for USS Manila Bay (CVE 61)

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1T/Capt. Boynton Lewis Braun, USN5 Oct 19432 Sep 1944
2T/Capt. Fitzhugh Lee, USN2 Sep 194412 Mar 1945
3T/Cdr. Leon Wyman Johnson, USN12 Mar 194531 Jul 1946

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