Allied Warships

USS Makassar Strait (CVE 91)

Escort carrier of the Casablanca class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeEscort carrier
PennantCVE 91 
Built byKaiser Shipbuilding Co. (Vancouver, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered17 Jul 1942 
Laid down29 Dec 1943 
Launched22 Mar 1944 
Commissioned27 Apr 1944 
End service9 Aug 1946 

Decommissioned 9 August 1946.
Stricken 1 September 1958.
Became a target ship for Tartar/Terrier missile tests.
Ran aground on San Nicholas Island in April 1961.
The ship's back was broken and she became a total loss and eventually broke up.


Commands listed for USS Makassar Strait (CVE 91)

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1T/Capt. Warren Kenneth Berner, USN27 Apr 194410 Jan 1945
2Lt.Cdr. Herbert Douglas Riley, USN10 Jan 194529 Jul 1945
3T/Cdr. John Osgood Lambrecht, USN29 Jul 1945

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