Allied Warships

USS Sangamon (CVE 26)

Escort carrier of the Sangamon class


USS Sangamon as completed

NavyThe US Navy
TypeEscort carrier
ClassSangamon 
PennantCVE 26 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down13 Mar 1939 
Launched4 Nov 1939 
Commissioned25 Aug 1942 
End service24 Oct 1945 
History

Laid down as Esso Trenton (hull 7) and launched as such. She operated, by the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey from the gulf coast to the east coast.

Aquired by the US Navy on 22 October 1940 she was designated a fleet oiler (AO 28) and commissioned as such a day later.

Converted to carrier at Newport News she was commissioned on 25 August 1942. Bombed on 19 October 1944, damaged further by a Kamikaze on 25 October 1944 at Leyte, Again damaged by a Kamikaze on 4 May 1945. In repair and overhaul for the remainder of the war. Repairs were incomplete at the end of the war. Decommissioned and stricken for disposal 24 October 1945. Sold 11 February 1948 and scrapped.

 

Commands listed for USS Sangamon (CVE 26)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Jack Harlan Duncan, USN23 Oct 194025 Feb 1942

2T/Capt. Carlos Wilhelm Wieber, USN25 Aug 19425 Apr 1943 (1)
3T/Capt. Edward Peerman Moore, USN5 Apr 194315 Mar 1944 (1)
4T/Capt. Maurice Eugene Browder, USN15 Mar 19443 Feb 1945 (1)
5T/Capt. Alvin Ingersoll Malstrom, USN3 Feb 19456 Aug 1945 (1)
6Cdr. Warren Joseph Bettens, USN6 Aug 194524 Oct 1945 (1)

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