USS Core (CVE 13)
Escort carrier of the Bogue class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||2 Jan 1942|
|Launched||15 May 1942|
|Commissioned||10 Dec 1942|
|End service||4 Oct 1946|
Decommissioned 4 October 1946.
Commands listed for USS Core (CVE 13)
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|1||Capt. Marshall Raymond Greer, USN||10 Dec 1942||Sep 1943 (1)|
|2||T/Capt. James Rogers Dudley, USN||Sep 1943||12 Oct 1944 (1)|
|3||T/Capt. Robert Selden Purvis, Jr., USN||12 Oct 1944||4 Sep 1945 (1)|
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Notable events involving Core include:
13 Jul 1943
German U-boat U-487 was sunk in the central Atlantic in position 27°15'N, 38°05'W by five Avenger and Wildcat aircraft of the American escort carrier USS Core.
16 Jul 1943
German U-boat U-67 was sunk in the Sargasso Sea, in position 30°05'N, 44°17'W, by depth charges from an Avenger aircraft of the US escort carrier USS Core (VC-13).
24 Aug 1943
German U-boat U-185 was sunk in the mid-Atlantic, in position 27?00'N, 37?06'W, by depth charges from 3 Avenger and Wildcat aircraft of the American escort carrier USS Core.
20 Oct 1943
German U-boat U-378 was sunk in the North Atlantic, in position 47°40'N, 28°27'W, by depth charges from Avenger and Wildcat aircraft (VC 13) of the US escort carrier USS Core.