Allied Warships

USS Kitkun Bay (CVE 71)

Escort carrier of the Casablanca class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeEscort carrier
ClassCasablanca 
PennantCVE 71 
Built byKaiser Shipbuilding Co. (Vancouver, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered17 Jul 1942 
Laid down3 May 1943 
Launched8 Nov 1943 
Commissioned15 Dec 1943 
End service19 Apr 1946 
History

Decommissioned 19 April 1946.
Stricken 8 May 1946.
Sold 18 November 1946 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Kitkun Bay (CVE 71)

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CommanderFromTo
1Capt. John Perry Whitney, USN15 Dec 19434 Nov 1944
2T/Capt. Albert Handly, USN4 Nov 194411 Aug 1945
3T/Capt. John Francis Greenslade, USN11 Aug 194528 Feb 1946

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