USS Bogue (CVE 9)
Escort carrier of the Bogue class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||1 Oct 1941|
|Launched||15 Jan 1942|
|Commissioned||26 Sep 1942|
|End service||30 Nov 1946|
Decommissioned 30 November 1946.
Commands listed for USS Bogue (CVE 9)
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|1||T/Capt. Giles Ezra Short, USN||26 Sep 1942||9 Jul 1943 (1)|
|2||T/Capt. Joseph Brantley Dunn, USN||9 Jul 1943||2 Jul 1944|
|3||T/Cdr. Aurelius Bartlett Vosseller, USN||2 Jul 1944||5 Oct 1944|
|4||T/Capt. George John Dufek, USN||5 Oct 1944||7 Sep 1945 (1)|
|5||T/Capt. Jesse Samuel McClure, USN||7 Sep 1945||15 Feb 1946|
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Notable events involving Bogue include:
22 May 1943
German U-boat U-569 was scuttled by her own crew in the North Atlantic, in position 50°40'N, 35°21'W, after being badly damaged by depth charges from 2 Avenger aircraft of the US escort carrier USS Bogue.
5 Jun 1943
German U-boat U-217 was sunk in the mid-Atlantic in position 30°18'N, 42°50'W by depth charges from an Avenger aircraft (VC-9 USN/T-11), assisted by a Wildcat aircraft (VC-9 USN/F-13), of the US escort carrier USS Bogue.
12 Jun 1943
German U-boat U-118 was sunk in the mid-Atlantic west of the Canary Islands, in position 30°49'N, 33°49'W by depth charges from eight Avenger aircraft of the US escort carrier USS Bogue.
23 Jul 1943
German U-boat U-527 was sunk in the mid-Atlantic south of the Azores during support of U-648, in position 35°25'N, 27°56'W, by depth charges from Avenger aircraft (VC-9) of the US escort carrier USS Bogue
13 Dec 1943
German U-boat U-172 was sunk on 13 December 1943 in the mid-Atlantic after a 27 hour fight west of the Canary Islands, in position 26°29'N, 29°58'W, by depth charges and Fido homing torpedoes from Avenger and Wildcat aircraft (VC-19) of the American escort carrier USS Bogue and by some 200 depth charges from the US destroyers USS George E. Badger, USS Clemson, USS Osmond Ingram and USS Du Pont.
20 Dec 1943
German U-boat U-850 was sunk in the mid-Atlantic west of Madeira, in position 32°54'N, 37°01'W, by depth charges and Fido homing torpedoes from 5 Avenger and Wildcat aircraft (VC-19) of the American escort carrier USS Bogue.
13 Mar 1944
German U-boat U-575 was sunk in the north Atlantic north of the Azores, in position 46°18'N, 27°34'W, by depth charges from the Canadian frigate HMCS Prince Rupert, the US destroyer USS Hobson the US destroyer escort USS Haverfield and by depth charges from a British Wellington and Fortress aircraft (Sqdn. 172/B and 206/R and 220/J) and Avenger aircraft of the US escort carrier USS Bogue.
24 Jun 1944
During the night of 23/24 June 1944 Avenger aircraft from USS Bogue sink the Japanese submarine I-52 (offsite link) with acoustic homing torpedoes in the Atlantic about 850 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands in approximate position 15°16'N, 39°55'W. More details about the sinking of I-52, including photos of the air attacks and other original documents can be found on our partner website uboatarchive.net: I-52 sunk by VC-69 aircraft from USS Bogue on 24 June 1944
20 Aug 1944
German U-boat U-1229 was sunk in the North Atlantic south-east of Newfoundland, in position 42°20'N, 51°39'W, by depth charges and rockets from 3 Avenger and 2 Wildcat aircraft (VC-42) of the US escort carrier USS Bogue.
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