USS Nassau (CVE 16)
Escort carrier of the Bogue class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||27 Nov 1941|
|Launched||4 Apr 1942|
|Commissioned||20 Aug 1942|
|End service||28 Oct 1946|
Decommissioned to reserve 28 October 1946.
Commands listed for USS Nassau (CVE 16)
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|1||T/Capt. Austin Kelvin Doyle, USN||20 Aug 1942||16 Sep 1943|
|2||T/Capt. Stanley John Michael, USN||16 Sep 1943||15 Apr 1944 (1)|
|3||T/Capt. Norman Wyatt Ellis, USN||15 Apr 1944||23 Mar 1945 (1)|
|4||T/Capt. Frank Turner, USN||23 Mar 1945||(1)|
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Notable events involving Nassau include:
29 Jun 1943
Around 0700K/29, the destroyer HMAS Stuart (Lt.Cdr. N.A. Mackinnon, RAN) departed Brisbane to make rendezvous with the escort carrier USS Nassau (T/Capt. A.K. Doyle, USN) approaching from the east.
Rendezvous was effected around 0715K/30 and course was set for Caloundra.
They arrived at Caloundra around 0900K/1. (2)
They parted company around 0945K/4.
HMAS Stuart then made rendezvous with the troop transport USS Mount Vernon (24289 GRT, built 1932) around 0945K/5.
They arrived at Sydney around 1315K/6. (3)
- Report of proceedings of HMAS Stuart for June 1943 + Report of proceedings of HMAS Stuart for July 1943
- Report of proceedings of HMAS Stuart for July 1943
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