Allied Warships

USS Gilbert Islands (CVE 107)

Escort carrier of the Commencement Bay class

USS Gilbert Islands as completed.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeEscort carrier
ClassCommencement Bay 
PennantCVE 107 
Built byTodd-Pacific Shipyards, Inc. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered25 Jan 1943 
Laid down29 Nov 1943 
Launched20 Jul 1944 
Commissioned5 Feb 1945 
End service20 Dec 1969 

Decommissioned 15 January 1955.
Stricken 1 June 1961.
Reinstated on Naval Vessels Register 1 November 1961 for conversion to a communications relay ship for service off Vietnam.
Converted at New York Navy Yard 1962-1964.
Redesignated AGMR 1 on 1 June 1963, renamed Annapolis on 22 June 1963.
Conversion completed and recommissioned on 7 March 1964.
Decommissioned 20 December 1969.
Stricken 15 October 1976. Sold and scrapped.


Commands listed for USS Gilbert Islands (CVE 107)

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1T/Capt. Lester Kimme Rice, USN5 Feb 19451 Dec 1945

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