USS Card (CVE 11)
Escort carrier of the Bogue class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||27 Oct 1941|
|Launched||21 Feb 1942|
|Commissioned||8 Nov 1942|
|End service||13 May 1946|
Decommissioned 3 May 1946.
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Commands listed for USS Card (CVE 11)
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|1||Capt. James Bennett Sykes, USN||8 Nov 1942||May 1943|
|2||Capt. Arnold Jay Isbell, USN||Jun 1943||Mar 1944|
|3||Capt. Robert Cummings Young, USN||Apr 1944||Mar 1945|
|4||Capt. Paul Lee Dudley, USN||Apr 1945||Feb 1946|
|5||Cdr. Frank Marcel Slater, USN||Mar 1945||May 1946|
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Noteable events involving Card include:
7 Aug 1943
German U-boat U-117 was sunk in the North Atlantic, in position 39?42'N, 38?21'W, by depth charges and a Fido homing torpedo from five Avenger aircraft of the US escort carrier USS Card. U-117 was resupplying U-66 at the time of her loss. U-66 managed to escape. (see map)
11 Aug 1943
German U-boat U-525 was sunk in the North Atlantic north-west of the Azores, in position 41°29'N, 38°55'W, by depth charges and aerial torpedoed from an Avenger and a Wildcat aircraft (VC-1) of the American escort carrier USS Card. (see map)
27 Aug 1943
German U-boat U-847 was sunk in the Sargasso Sea, in position 28°19'N, 37°58'W, by air-launched (Fido) torpedoes from Avenger and Wildcat aircraft (VC-1) of the American escort carrier USS Card. (see map)
4 Oct 1943
German U-boat U-460 in the North Atlantic North of the Azores, in position 43°18'N, 28°58'W, by depth charges from Avenger and Wildcat aircraft (VC-9) of the American escort carrier USS Card. (see map)
13 Oct 1943
German U-boat U-402 was sunk in the middle of the North Atlantic, in position 48°56'N, 29°41'W, by an acoustic torpedo (Fido) from Avenger and Wildcat aircraft (VC-9) of the American escort carrier USS Card (see map)