Allied Warships

USS Attu (CVE 102)

Escort carrier of the Casablanca class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeEscort carrier
PennantCVE 102 
Built byKaiser Shipbuilding Co. (Vancouver, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered17 Jul 1942 
Laid down16 Mar 1944 
Launched27 May 1944 
Commissioned30 Jun 1944 
End service8 Jun 1946 

Decommissioned 8 June 1946.
Stricken 3 July 1946.
Sold 3 January 1947 for merchant use being renamed Gay, then Flying W. in 1948. An attempt to convert the ship for use as a blockade runner to smuggle military equipment into Isreal failed.
Scrapped 1948-1949 at Baltimore.


Commands listed for USS Attu (CVE 102)

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1T/Capt. Henry Fahnestock MacComsey, USN30 Jun 1944Aug 1945
2T/Cdr. Paul Hubert Ramsey, USNAug 1945

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