Allied Warships

USS Bolinas (CVE 36)

Escort carrier of the Repeat Bogue class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeEscort carrier
ClassRepeat Bogue 
PennantCVE 36 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Laid down3 Aug 1942 
Launched11 Nov 1942 
Commissioned22 Jul 1943 
End service2 Aug 1943 

Decommissioned and transferred to the R.N. and commissioned in R.N. service as HMS Begum on 2 August 1943.
Returned to the U.S.N. on 4 January 1946.
Stricken on 19 June 1946.
Sold into merchantile service on 16 April 1947 being renamed Raki.
Scrapped in Taiwan in March 1974.

Career notesTo the Royal Navy as HMS Begum

Commands listed for USS Bolinas (CVE 36)

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1T/Capt. Harold Letcher Meadow, USN22 Jul 19432 Aug 1943 (1)

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