USS Gambier Bay (CVE 73)
Escort carrier of the Casablanca class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Kaiser Shipbuilding Co. (Vancouver, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||17 Jul 1942|
|Laid down||10 Jul 1943|
|Launched||22 Nov 1943|
|Commissioned||28 Dec 1943|
|Lost||25 Oct 1944|
|Loss position||11° 31'N, 126° 12'E|
Sunk by gunfire from Japanese warships off Samar in position 11º31'N, 126º12'E.
Commands listed for USS Gambier Bay (CVE 73)
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|1||T/Capt. Hugh Hilton Goodwin, USN||28 Dec 1943||18 Aug 1944|
|2||T/Capt. Walter Victor Rudolph Vieweg, USN||18 Aug 1944||25 Oct 1944|
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