Allied Warships

USS Block Island (iii) (CVE 106)

Escort carrier of the Commencement Bay class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeEscort carrier
ClassCommencement Bay 
PennantCVE 106 
Built byTodd-Pacific Shipyards, Inc. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered25 Jan 1943 
Laid down25 Oct 1943 
Launched10 Jun 1944 
Commissioned30 Dec 1944 
End service27 Aug 1954 

Decommissioned 28 May 1946.
Used as a school ship at Annapolis while in reserve.
Recommissioned 28 April 1951.
Decommissioned 27 August 1954.
Stricken 1 July 1959.
Sold and scrapped in Japan in 1960.


Commands listed for USS Block Island (iii) (CVE 106)

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1Captain Francis Massie Hughes, USN30 Dec 19441 Aug 1945
2Wallace Morris Beakley, USN1 Aug 19452 Sep 1945

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