Allied Warships

USS Ommaney Bay (CVE 79)

Escort carrier of the Casablanca class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeEscort carrier
ClassCasablanca 
PennantCVE 79 
Built byKaiser Shipbuilding Co. (Vancouver, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered17 Jul 1942 
Laid down6 Oct 1943 
Launched29 Dec 1943 
Commissioned11 Feb 1944 
Lost4 Jan 1945 
Loss position11.25N, 121.19E
History

Heavily damaged by a Japanese kamikaze attack south of Mindoro, Phillippine Islands and scuttled by US forces in position 11º25'N, 121º19'E.

 

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1Capt. Howard Leyland Young, USN11 Feb 19444 Jan 1945

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