Allied Warships

USS Nassau (CVE 16)

Escort carrier of the Bogue class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeEscort carrier
ClassBogue 
PennantCVE 16 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down27 Nov 1941 
Launched4 Apr 1942 
Commissioned20 Aug 1942 
End service28 Oct 1946 
History

Decommissioned to reserve 28 October 1946.
Stricken 1 March 1959.
Sold and scrapped in 1961.

 

Commands listed for USS Nassau (CVE 16)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Capt. Austin Kelvin Doyle, USN20 Aug 194216 Sep 1943
2T/Capt. Stanley John Michael, USN16 Sep 194315 Apr 1944 (1)
3T/Capt. Norman Wyatt Ellis, USN15 Apr 194423 Mar 1945 (1)
4T/Capt. Frank Turner, USN23 Mar 1945 (1)

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Notable events involving Nassau include:


29 Jun 1943
Around 0700K/29, the destroyer HMAS Stuart (Lt.Cdr. N.A. Mackinnon, RAN) departed Brisbane to make rendezvous with the escort carrier USS Nassau (T/Capt. A.K. Doyle, USN) approaching from the east.

Rendezvous was effected around 0715K/30 and course was set for Caloundra.

They arrived at Caloundra around 0900K/1. (2)

3 Jul 1943
Around 1100K/3, the destroyer HMAS Stuart (Lt.Cdr. N.A. Mackinnon, RAN) departed Moreton Bay escorting the escort carrier USS Nassau (T/Capt. A.K. Doyle, USN) eastwards.

They parted company around 0945K/4.

HMAS Stuart then made rendezvous with the troop transport USS Mount Vernon (24289 GRT, built 1932) around 0945K/5.

They arrived at Sydney around 1315K/6. (3)

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Sources

  1. http://www.navsource.org/archives/03/016co.htm
  2. Report of proceedings of HMAS Stuart for June 1943 + Report of proceedings of HMAS Stuart for July 1943
  3. Report of proceedings of HMAS Stuart for July 1943

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