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USS Salerno Bay (CVE-110)

USS Salerno Bay was commissioned in May of 1945 and was a Sangamon-class escort aircraft carrier. By the end of June, the ship had embarked the first air group and trained off California. After this, she headed to Hawaiian waters for more training after the Japanese had surrendered, and then went on to Okinawa and onto Hagushi after that.


She was then sent to support the Formosa operation and to Saipan, Guam, Pearl Harbor, and then San Diego. Once the ship reached San Diego, it was sent on to Norfolk in December of 1944. It was assigned to the Atlantic Fleet and used to qualify carrier pilots, working in the Atlantic and off the Caribbean until 1947.

USS Salerno Bay was sent to Boston and prepared for decommissioning in June of that year. The ship was in reserve until 1951, and then started working again off the coast of Virginia and in the Caribbean. She went back and forth between Norfolk and the Caribbean many times until 1954, when she was decommissioned and reclassified AKV-10. The ship remained a part of the Atlantic Reserve Fleet until June 1, 1961, when she was struck from the Naval Register. In December of that year, she was sold for scrap.

CVE-110 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB 1944 - Keel Date: 7 FEB 1944
at Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation
SEP 1944 - Launch Date: 26 SEP 1944
MAY 1945 - Commissioned: 19 MAY 1945
SEP 1952 - SEP 1954 Caribbean
SEP 1952 - SEP 1952 Exercise
FEB 1954 - Decommissioned: 16 FEB 1954

CVE-110 General Specifications

Class: Commencement Bay-class escort carrier

Complement: 1066 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 10900 tons

Length: 557 feet

Beam: 75 feet

Draft: 32 feet

Final Disposition: Sold on 30 October 1961 Scrapped Bilbao 1962