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List of United States Navy escort aircraft carriers

This is a list of escort aircraft carriers of the United States Navy. For classes, see list of aircraft carrier classes of the United States Navy.

Note that many of the lower-numbered carriers were transferred to the Royal Navy, where they received new names. For instance, Breton (CVE-10) became HMS Chaser (D32). The new names are mentioned in each article individually.

Name Hull Number Notes
AVG-1/BAVG-1 Became HMS Archer
AVG-2/BAVG-2 Became HMS Avenger
AVG-3/BAVG-3 Became HMS Biter later French Navy Dixmude
AVG-4/BAVG-4 Became HMS Charger briefly, returned to USN as USS Charger (CVE-30)
AVG-5/BAVG-5 Became HMS Dasher
BAVG-6 Became HMS Tracker
Long Island CVE-1
Altamaha CVE-6 Became HMS Battler
Barnes CVE-7 Became HMS Attacker
Block Island CVE-8 Became HMS Hunter
Bogue CVE-9
Breton CVE-10 Became HMS Chaser
Card CVE-11
Copahee CVE-12
Core CVE-13
Croatan CVE-14 Became HMS Fencer
Hamlin CVE-15 Became HMS Stalker
Nassau CVE-16
St. George CVE-17 Became HMS Pursuer
Altamaha CVE-18
Prince William CVE-19 Became HMS Striker
Barnes CVE-20
Block Island CVE-21
CVE-22 Became HMS Searcher
Breton CVE-23
CVE-24 Became HMS Ravager
Croatan CVE-25
Sangamon CVE-26
Suwannee CVE-27
Chenango CVE-28
Santee CVE-29
Charger CVE-30 Same ship as AVG-4 and HMS Charger
Prince William CVE-31
Chatham CVE-32 Became HMS Slinger
Glacier CVE-33 Became HMS Atheling
Pybus CVE-34 Became HMS Emperor
Baffins CVE-35 Became HMS Ameer
Bolinas CVE-36 Became HMS Begum
Bastian CVE-37 Became HMS Trumpeter
Carnegie CVE-38 Became HMS Empress
Cordova CVE-39 Became HMS Khedive
Delgada CVE-40 Became HMS Speaker
Edisto CVE-41 Became HMS Nabob
Estero CVE-42 Became HMS Premier
Jamaica CVE-43 Became HMS Shah
Keweenaw CVE-44 Became HMS Patroller
Prince CVE-45 Became HMS Rajah
Niantic CVE-46 Became HMS Ranee
Perdido CVE-47 Became HMS Trouncer
Sunset CVE-48 Became HMS Thane
St. Andrews CVE-49 Became HMS Queen
St. Joseph CVE-50 Became HMS Ruler
St. Simon CVE-51 Became HMS Arbiter
Vermillion CVE-52 Became HMS Smiter
Willapa CVE-53 Became HMS Puncher
Winjah CVE-54 Became HMS Reaper
Casablanca CVE-55 Lead Ship of Class
Liscome Bay CVE-56
Coral Sea CVE-57 Renamed USS Anzio
Corregidor CVE-58
Mission Bay CVE-59
Guadalcanal CVE-60
Manila Bay CVE-61
Natoma Bay CVE-62
Midway CVE-63
Tripoli CVE-64
Wake Island CVE-65
White Plains CVE-66
Solomons CVE-67
Kalinin Bay CVE-68
Kasaan Bay CVE-69
Fanshaw Bay CVE-70
Kitkun Bay CVE-71
Tulagi CVE-72
Gambier Bay CVE-73
Nehenta Bay CVE-74
Hoggatt Bay CVE-75
Kadashan Bay CVE-76
Marcus Island CVE-77
Savo Island CVE-78
Ommaney Bay CVE-79
Petrof Bay CVE-80
Rudyerd Bay CVE-81
Saginaw Bay CVE-82
Sargent Bay CVE-83
Shamrock Bay CVE-84
Shipley Bay CVE-85
Sitkoh Bay CVE-86
Steamer Bay CVE-87
Cape Esperance CVE-88
Takanis Bay CVE-89
Thetis Bay CVE-90
Makassar Strait CVE-91
Windham Bay CVE-92
Makin Island CVE-93
Lunga Point CVE-94
Bismarck Sea CVE-95
Salamaua CVE-96
Hollandia CVE-97
Kwajalein CVE-98
Admiralty Islands CVE-99
Bougainville CVE-100
Matanikau CVE-101
Attu CVE-102
Roi CVE-103
Munda CVE-104 Last ship of Casablanca class
Commencement Bay CVE-105 Lead ship of class
Block Island CVE-106
Gilbert Islands CVE-107
Kula Gulf CVE-108
Cape Gloucester CVE-109
Salerno Bay CVE-110
Vella Gulf CVE-111
Siboney CVE-112
Puget Sound CVE-113
Rendova CVE-114
Bairoko CVE-115
Badoeng Strait CVE-116
Saidor CVE-117
Sicily CVE-118
Point Cruz CVE-119
Mindoro CVE-120
Rabaul CVE-121
Palau CVE-122
Tinian CVE-123
Bastogne CVE-124 Cancelled
Eniwetok CVE-125 Cancelled
Lingayen CVE-126 Cancelled
Okinawa CVE-127 Cancelled / Last ship of Commencement Bay class

See also

Notes and references

  • The Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet, by James C. Fahey, Associate, United States Naval Institute, 1945 (Victory Edition)
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