USS Wake Island (CVE 65)
Escort carrier of the Casablanca class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Kaiser Shipbuilding Co. (Vancouver, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||17 Jul 1942|
|Laid down||6 Feb 1943|
|Launched||15 Sep 1943|
|Commissioned||7 Nov 1943|
|End service||5 Apr 1946|
Decommissioned 5 April 1946.
Commands listed for USS Wake Island (CVE 65)
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|1||T/Capt. James Robert Tague, USN||7 Nov 1943||3 Oct 1944|
|2||T/Capt. Austen Volker Magly, USN||3 Oct 1944||2 Nov 1945|
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Notable events involving Wake Island include:
2 Jul 1944
German U-boat U-543 was sunk in the mid-Atlantic south-west of Tenerife, in position 25°34'N, 21°36'W, by depth charges & a homing torpedo from Avenger aircraft (VC-58) of the US escort carrier USS Wake Island.
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