Allied Warships

USS Card (CVE 11)

Escort carrier of the Bogue class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeEscort carrier
ClassBogue 
PennantCVE 11 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down27 Oct 1941 
Launched21 Feb 1942 
Commissioned8 Nov 1942 
End service13 May 1946 
History

Decommissioned 3 May 1946.
Redesignated as a utility carrier (CVU 11) on 1 July 1958 and reactivated as a aircraft transport on the same date.
Underwent transport conversion and operated with civilian crew under MSTS control as T-CVU 11.
Redesignated as an aviation transport (T-AKV 40) on 7 May 1959.
Mined and sunk 2 May 1964 in Vietnam (sunk by a enemy frogman at Saigon dock who planted a bomb on her hull).
Raised on 19 May 1964.
Returned to service 11 December 1964.
Placed out of service on 10 March 1970.
Stricken 15 September 1970.
Sold and scrapped in 1971.

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Commands listed for USS Card (CVE 11)

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CommanderFromTo
1James Bennett Sykes, USN8 Nov 194217 Apr 1943
2Arnold Jay Isbell, USN17 Apr 19439 Mar 1944
3Rufus Calhoun Young, Jr., USN9 Mar 194415 Mar 1945
4Paul Lee Dudley, USN15 Mar 194510 Feb 1946
5Frank Marcel Slater, USN10 Feb 194613 May 1946

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Notable events involving Card include:


7 Aug 1943
German U-boat U-117 was sunk in the North Atlantic, in position 39?42'N, 38?21'W, by depth charges and a Fido homing torpedo from five Avenger aircraft of the US escort carrier USS Card. U-117 was resupplying U-66 at the time of her loss. U-66 managed to escape.

9 Aug 1943
German U-boat U-664 was sunk in the North Atlantic, in position 40°12'N, 37°29'W, by depth charges from 2 Avenger aircraft (VC-1) of the US escort carrier USS Card.

11 Aug 1943
German U-boat U-525 was sunk in the North Atlantic north-west of the Azores, in position 41°29'N, 38°55'W, by depth charges and aerial torpedoed from an Avenger and a Wildcat aircraft (VC-1) of the American escort carrier USS Card.

27 Aug 1943
German U-boat U-847 was sunk in the Sargasso Sea, in position 28°19'N, 37°58'W, by air-launched (Fido) torpedoes from Avenger and Wildcat aircraft (VC-1) of the American escort carrier USS Card.

4 Oct 1943
German U-boat U-460 in the North Atlantic North of the Azores, in position 43°18'N, 28°58'W, by depth charges from Avenger and Wildcat aircraft (VC-9) of the American escort carrier USS Card.

4 Oct 1943
German U-boat U-422 was sunk North of the Azores, in position 45°13'N, 28°58'W, by Avenger and Wildcat aircraft from the American escort carrier USS Card.

13 Oct 1943
German U-boat U-402 was sunk in the middle of the North Atlantic, in position 48°56'N, 29°41'W, by an acoustic torpedo (Fido) from Avenger and Wildcat aircraft (VC-9) of the American escort carrier USS Card

31 Oct 1943
German U-boat U-584 was sunk in the North Atlantic, in position 49°14'N, 31°55'W, by a Fido homing torpedo from 3 Avenger aircraft (VC-9) of the US escort carrier USS Card.

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