Allied Warships

USS Copahee (CVE 12)

Escort carrier of the Bogue class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeEscort carrier
PennantCVE 12 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Laid down18 Jun 1941 
Launched21 Oct 1941 
Commissioned15 Jun 1942 
End service5 Jul 1946 

Decommissioned 5 July 1946.
Stricken 1 March 1959.
Sold and scrapped in 1961.


Commands listed for USS Copahee (CVE 12)

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1T/Capt. John Gerald Farrell, USN15 Jun 19425 May 1943 (1)
2T/Capt. Ralph Edward Jennings, USN5 May 194321 Jan 1944 (1)
3T/Capt. Dale Harris, USN21 Jan 19441 Aug 1944 (1)
4T/Capt. William James Mullins, USN1 Aug 194427 Aug 1945 (1)
5T/Capt. William Henry Ashford, Jr., USN27 Aug 19457 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)

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  2. Report of proceedings of HMAS Vendetta for December 1943 + Report of proceedings of HMAS Vendetta for January 1944
  3. Report of proceedings of HMAS Vendetta for January 1944 + War Diary of USS Copahee for January 1944

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