Allied Warships

USS Breton (ii) (CVE 23)

Escort carrier of the Bogue class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeEscort carrier
PennantCVE 23 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Laid down25 Feb 1942 
Launched27 Jun 1942 
Commissioned12 Apr 1943 
End service20 Aug 1946 

Decommissioned 20 Aug 1946.
Redesignated as a utility carrier (CVU 23) on 1 July 1958 and reactivated as aircraft transport the same date.
Underwent transport conversion and operated with a civilian crew as T-CVU 23.
Redesignated as an aviation transport (T-AKV 42) on 7 May 1959.
Placed out of service in 1971.
Stricken 6 August 1972.
Sold and scrapped in 1972.


Commands listed for USS Breton (ii) (CVE 23)

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1T/Capt. Edward Coyle Ewen, USN12 Apr 19432 Dec 1943
2T/Capt. Frederick MacKay Trapnell, USN2 Dec 19437 Oct 1944
3T/Capt. Frank O'Beirne, USN7 Oct 19444 Jul 1945
4T/Capt. Hysell Prater Cooper, USN4 Jul 194530 Aug 1946

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