Allied Warships

USS Salamaua (CVE 96)

Escort carrier of the Casablanca class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeEscort carrier
ClassCasablanca 
PennantCVE 96 
Built byKaiser Shipbuilding Co. (Vancouver, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered17 Jul 1942 
Laid down4 Feb 1944 
Launched22 Apr 1944 
Commissioned26 May 1944 
End service9 May 1946 
History

Decommissioned 9 May 1946.
Stricken 1 September 1946.
Sold 18 November 1946 and scrapped in 1947.

 

Commands listed for USS Salamaua (CVE 96)

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1T/Capt. Joseph Irwin Taylor, Jr., USN26 May 19445 Aug 1945
2T/Capt. John Hook Griffin, USN5 Aug 1945

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