USS Long Island (CVE 1)
Escort carrier of the Long Island / Archer class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||Long Island / Archer|
|Built by||Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||7 Jul 1939|
|Launched||11 Jan 1940|
|Commissioned||2 Jun 1941|
|End service||26 Mar 1946|
Completed as the merchant Mormacmail.
Commands listed for USS Long Island (CVE 1)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||Cdr. Donald Bradley Duncan, USN||2 Jun 1941||26 Dec 1941|
|2||Cdr. John Jennings Ballentine, USN||26 Dec 1941||18 Apr 1942|
|3||Cdr. James Duke Barner, USN||18 Apr 1942||1 Feb 1943|
|4||T/Capt. James Homer McKay, USN||1 Feb 1943||18 Jul 1944|
|5||Edward Orrick McDonnell, USNR||18 Jul 1944||Dec 1944|
|6||T/Cdr. William Millage Nation, USN||Dec 1944||27 Aug 1945|
|7||T/Capt. Lex Leroy Black, USN||27 Aug 1945||Jan 1946|
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Notable events involving Long Island include:
28 Oct 1943
Around 1400L/28, HMAS Stuart (Lt.Cdr. N.A. Mackinnon, RAN) departed Townsville to make rendezvous with the escort carrier USS Long Island (T/Capt. J.H. McKay, USN).
Rendezvous was made around 0600L/31 and the ships arrived at Brisbane around noon on 1 November 1943. (1)
2 Nov 1943
Around 1545L/2, HMAS Stuart (Lt.Cdr. N.A. Mackinnon, RAN) departed Moreton Bay escorting the escort carrier USS Long Island (T/Capt. J.H. McKay, USN) eastwards.
They parted company around 1000L/3. (2)
- Report of proceedings of HMAS Stuart for October 1943 + Report of proceedings of HMAS Stuart for November 1943
- Report of proceedings of HMAS Stuart for November 1943