Allied Warships

USS Cape Esperance (CVE 88)

Escort carrier of the Casablanca class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeEscort carrier
PennantCVE 88 
Built byKaiser Shipbuilding Co. (Vancouver, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered17 Jul 1942 
Laid down11 Dec 1943 
Launched3 Mar 1944 
Commissioned9 Apr 1944 
End service15 Jan 1959 

Decommissioned 22 August 1946.
Reactivated as aircraft transport 5 August 1950 and operated with civilian crew under MSTS control as T-CVE 88.
Placed out of service 15 January 1959.
Stricken 1 March 1959.
Sold 14 May 1959 and scrapped in Japan in January 1961.


Commands listed for USS Cape Esperance (CVE 88)

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1T/Capt. Robert Wurts Bockius, USN4 Sep 19443 May 1945
2T/Capt. Patrick Henry, Jr., USN3 May 1945

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