Allied Warships

USS Core (CVE 13)

Escort carrier of the Bogue class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeEscort carrier
PennantCVE 13 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Laid down2 Jan 1942 
Launched15 May 1942 
Commissioned10 Dec 1942 
End service4 Oct 1946 

Decommissioned 4 October 1946.
Redesignated as a utility carrier (CVU 13) on 1 July 1958 and reactivated as aircraft transport on the same date.
Underwent transport conversion and operated with a civilian crew as T-CVU 13.
Redesignated as an aviation transport (T-AKV 41) on 7 May 1959.
Placed out of service on 25 November 1969.
Stricken 15 September 1970.
Sold and scrapped in 1971.


Commands listed for USS Core (CVE 13)

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1T/Capt. Marshall Raymond Greer, USN10 Dec 1942Sep 1943 (1)
2T/Capt. James Rogers Dudley, USNSep 194312 Oct 1944 (1)
3T/Capt. Robert Selden Purvis, Jr., USN12 Oct 19444 Sep 1945 (1)

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Notable events involving Core include:

13 Jul 1943
German U-boat U-487 was sunk in the central Atlantic in position 27°15'N, 38°05'W by five Avenger and Wildcat aircraft of the American escort carrier USS Core.

16 Jul 1943
German U-boat U-67 was sunk in the Sargasso Sea, in position 30°05'N, 44°17'W, by depth charges from an Avenger aircraft of the US escort carrier USS Core (VC-13).

24 Aug 1943
German U-boat U-185 was sunk in the mid-Atlantic, in position 27?00'N, 37?06'W, by depth charges from 3 Avenger and Wildcat aircraft of the American escort carrier USS Core.

20 Oct 1943
German U-boat U-378 was sunk in the North Atlantic, in position 47°40'N, 28°27'W, by depth charges from Avenger and Wildcat aircraft (VC 13) of the US escort carrier USS Core.

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