USS Charger (CVE 30)
Escort carrier of the Avenger / Charger class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||Avenger / Charger|
|Built by||Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||19 Jan 1940|
|Launched||1 Mar 1941|
|Commissioned||3 Mar 1942|
|End service||15 Mar 1946|
Built as mercantile Rio de la Plata.
|Former name||HMS Charger|
Commands listed for USS Charger (CVE 30)
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|1||T/Capt. Thomas Lamison Sprague, USN||3 Mar 1942||15 Dec 1942|
|2||T/Capt. Grover Budd Hartley Hall, USN||15 Dec 1942||6 Nov 1943|
|3||T/Capt. Ralph Walter Dunstan Woods, USN||6 Nov 1943||26 Aug 1944|
|4||T/Capt. Robert Ruffin Johnson, USN||26 Aug 1944||5 Jul 1945|
|5||Lt.Cdr. William Mason Walsh, USN||5 Jul 1945||15 Jan 1946|
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