Allied Warships

USS Thetis Bay (CVE 90)

Escort carrier of the Casablanca class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeEscort carrier
ClassCasablanca 
PennantCVE 90 
Built byKaiser Shipbuilding Co. (Vancouver, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered17 Jul 1942 
Laid down22 Dec 1943 
Launched16 Mar 1944 
Commissioned21 Apr 1944 
End service1 Mar 1964 
History

Decommissioned 7 August 1946. Redesignated as a helicopter assault carrier (CVHA 1) on 1 July 1955, converted and recommissioned on 20 July 1956.
Extensivley modified and aft section of flight deck cut away.
Redesignated as an amphibious assault ship (LPH 6) on 28 May 1959.
Decommissioned and stricken 1 March 1964.
Sold in december 1964 and scrapped in 1966.

 

Commands listed for USS Thetis Bay (CVE 90)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Capt. Donald Edmund Wilcox, USN21 Apr 194421 Jan 1945
2Benjamin Eugene Moore, Jr., USN21 Jan 1945Oct 1945

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