Allied Warships

USS Midway (i) / St. Lo (CVE 63)

Escort carrier of the Casablanca class

USS Midway as completed.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeEscort carrier
PennantCVE 63 
Built byKaiser Shipbuilding Co. (Vancouver, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered17 Jul 1942 
Laid down20 Jan 1943 
Launched17 Aug 1943 
Commissioned23 Oct 1943 
Lost25 Oct 1944 
Loss position11° 13'N, 126° 05'E

Renamed St. Lo on 15 September 1944.
Hit by a Japanese Kamikaze on 25 October 1944 at Leyte in position 11º13'N, 126º05'E, resulting in massive explosions.


Commands listed for USS Midway (i) / St. Lo (CVE 63)

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1T/Capt. Francis Joseph McKenna, USN23 Oct 194325 Oct 1944

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