Название: USS Kitkun Bay CVE-71
Автор: Grzegorz Barciszewski
Издательство: Wydawnictwo Militaria
Серия: Encyklopedia Okretow Woennych 153
Размер: 33 MB
USS Kitkun Bay (CVE-71) was a US Navy Casablanca class escort carrier launched on 8 November 1943.
Originally designated as an AVG, was classified as ACV-71 on 20 August 1942 and reclassified as CVE-71 on 15 July 1943. Laid down 3 May 1943 she was launched 8 November 1943 by Kaiser Company, Inc., Vancouver, Washington, under a Maritime Commission contract; sponsored by Mrs. Edward A. Cruise; and commissioned 15 December 1943, Captain J. P. Whitney in command.