USS Shangri La (CV 38)
Aircraft carrier of the Essex class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Mod||Long hull group|
|Built by||Norfolk Navy Yard (Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||7 Aug 1942|
|Laid down||15 Jan 1943|
|Launched||24 Feb 1944|
|Commissioned||15 Sep 1944|
|End service||30 Jun 1971|
Decommissioned 7 November 1947.
Commands listed for USS Shangri La (CV 38)
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|1||T/Capt. James Duke Barner, USN||15 Sep 1944||16 Jul 1945|
|2||T/Capt. Richard Francis Whitehead, USN||16 Jul 1945||26 Nov 1945|
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Notable events involving Shangri La include:
21 Apr 1945
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. Holloway, Jr., USN) departed Ulithi for the Okinawa area. Passage was made together with the aircraft carrier Shangri La (Capt. J.D. Barner, USN). They were escorted by the destroyers Haggard (Lt.Cdr. V.J. Soballe, USN) and USS Stembel (Cdr. M.S. Schmidling, USN).
For the daily positions of USS Iowa during these operations see the map below.