Allied Warships

USS Chenango (CVE 28)

Escort carrier of the Sangamon class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeEscort carrier
ClassSangamon 
PennantCVE 28 
Built bySun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down18 Jul 1938 
Launched1 Apr 1939 
Commissioned19 Sep 1942 
End service14 Aug 1946 
History

Launched as the Esso New Orleans. Aquired by the US Navy on 31 May 1941 and commissioned on 20 June 1941 as AO-31. Decomissioned for conversion 16 March 1942. Converted at Bethlehem, Staten Island and commissioned on 19 September 1942. Damaged by an aircraft crash on 9 April 1945. Decommissioned 14 August 1946. Stricken 1 March 1959. Sold 12 February 1960 and scrapped in 1962.

 

Commands listed for USS Chenango (CVE 28)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. William Harold Mays, USN20 Jun 194116 Mar 1942

2Ben Harrison Wyatt, USN19 Sep 19421 Oct 1943
3Dixwell Ketcham, USN1 Oct 194313 Aug 1944
4George van Deurs, USN13 Aug 19442 May 1945
5Harry Donald Felt, USN2 May 194513 Jan 1946
6Harry Donald Felt, USN2 May 194513 Jan 1946

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