USS Copahee (CVE 12)
Escort carrier of the Bogue class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||18 Jun 1941|
|Launched||21 Oct 1941|
|Commissioned||15 Jun 1942|
|End service||5 Jul 1946|
Decommissioned 5 July 1946.
Commands listed for USS Copahee (CVE 12)
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|1||T/Capt. John Gerald Farrell, USN||15 Jun 1942||5 May 1943 (1)|
|2||T/Capt. Ralph Edward Jennings, USN||5 May 1943||21 Jan 1944 (1)|
|3||T/Capt. Dale Harris, USN||21 Jan 1944||1 Aug 1944 (1)|
|4||T/Capt. William James Mullins, USN||1 Aug 1944||27 Aug 1945 (1)|
|5||T/Capt. William Henry Ashford, Jr., USN||27 Aug 1945||7 Jul 1946 (1)|
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Notable events involving Copahee include:
31 Dec 1943
Around 1600L/31, HMAS Vendetta (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Mesley, RAN) made rendezvous with USS Copahee (T/Capt. R.E. Jennings, USN). Course was then set for Brisbane where they arrived around 1230L/1. (2)
3 Jan 1944
Around 1300L/3, HMAS Vendetta (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Mesley, RAN) departed Brisbane to escort USS Copahee (T/Capt. R.E. Jennings, USN) eastwards from Moreton Bay. The ships joined company around 1545L/3.
They parted company around 1200L/4. (3)
- Report of proceedings of HMAS Vendetta for December 1943 + Report of proceedings of HMAS Vendetta for January 1944
- Report of proceedings of HMAS Vendetta for January 1944 + War Diary of USS Copahee for January 1944
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