Allied Warships

USS Savo Island (CVE 78)

Escort carrier of the Casablanca class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeEscort carrier
PennantCVE 78 
Built byKaiser Shipbuilding Co. (Vancouver, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered17 Jul 1942 
Laid down27 Sep 1943 
Launched22 Dec 1943 
Commissioned3 Feb 1944 
End service12 Dec 1946 

Decommissioned 12 December 1946.
Stricken 1 September 1959.
Sold 29 February 1960 and scrapped at Hong Kong in June 1960.


Commands listed for USS Savo Island (CVE 78)

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1T/Capt. Clarence Eugene Ekstrom, USN3 Feb 194419 Jan 1945
2T/Capt. William Donald Anderson, USN19 Jan 194515 Dec 1945

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