Allied Warships

USS Gambier Bay (CVE 73)

Escort carrier of the Casablanca class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeEscort carrier
ClassCasablanca 
PennantCVE 73 
Built byKaiser Shipbuilding Co. (Vancouver, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered17 Jul 1942 
Laid down10 Jul 1943 
Launched22 Nov 1943 
Commissioned28 Dec 1943 
Lost25 Oct 1944 
Loss position11° 31'N, 126° 12'E
History

Sunk by gunfire from Japanese warships off Samar in position 11º31'N, 126º12'E.

 

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1Capt. Hugh Hilton Goodwin, USN28 Dec 1943???

2Capt. Walter Victor Rudolph Vieweg, USN19 Aug 194425 Oct 1944

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Battle of Surigao Strait

Anthony P. Tully


The Men of the Gambier Bay

Edwin Palmer Hoyt


The Little Giants

Y\'Blood, William T.


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