Allied Warships

USS Tripoli (CVE 64)

Escort carrier of the Casablanca class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeEscort carrier
PennantCVE 64 
Built byKaiser Shipbuilding Co. (Vancouver, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered17 Jul 1942 
Laid down1 Feb 1943 
Launched13 Jul 1943 
Commissioned31 Oct 1943 
End service22 Nov 1958 

Decommissioned 22 May 1946.
Reactivated as an aircraft transport on 5 January 1952 as T-CVE 64.
Placed out of service on 22 November 1958.
Stricken 1 February 1959.
Sold and scrapped in Japan in January 1960.

Former nameDidrikson Bay

Commands listed for USS Tripoli (CVE 64)

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1T/Capt. Wendell Gray Switzer, USN31 Oct 194320 Jul 1944
2T/Capt. Thayer Talbot Tucker, USN20 Jul 19446 May 1945
3Lt.Cdr. Louis Henry Hunte, USN6 May 194530 Apr 1946

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Notable events involving Tripoli include:

6 Nov 1943
Originally named DIDRICKSON BAY, the ship was renamed TRIPOLI on November 6, 1943 (1)

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  1. Personal communication

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