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USS CORREGIDOR   (CVE-58)
(later CVU-58)

(Ex- ANGUILLA BAY)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - X-Ray - Romeo - Bravo

CLASS - CASABLANCA
Displacement 7,800 Tons, Dimensions, 512' 3" (oa) x 65' 2" x 22' 4" (Max)
Armament 1 x 5"/38AA 8 x 40mm, 12 x 20mm, 27 Aircraft.
Machinery, 9,000 IHP; 2 Skinner, Uniflow engines, 2 screws
Speed, 19 Knots, Crew 860.

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CVE-58 Corregidor
NS0305801
57k Undated, underway. Robert Hurst
CVE-57 Coral Sea
NS0305735a
98k

"The USS Corregidor (CVE-58) of Task Unit 52.11.2 throws up anti aircraft fire as Jap planes make torpedo runs at dusk off Saipan I. in Marianas. Taken from USS Coral Sea (CVE-57)." Photo # CRLS 316, dated 17 June 1944.

National Archives photo (# 80-G-238303).

David Thornton
CVE-57 Coral Sea
NS0305735
97k

"The USS Corregidor (CVE-58) of Task Unit 52.11.2 throws up anti aircraft fire as Jap planes make torpedo runs at dusk off Saipan I. in Marianas. Taken from USS Coral Sea (CVE-57)."

"Burning plane explodes close astern."

Photo # CRLS 317, dated 17 June 1944.

National Archives photo (# 80-G-238304).

David Thornton
CVE-57 Coral Sea
NS0305736
100k

"The USS Corregidor (CVE-58) of Task Unit 52.11.2 throws up anti aircraft fire as Jap planes make torpedo runs at dusk off Saipan I. in Marianas. Taken from USS Coral Sea (CVE-57)."

"FM-2 takes off during heighth [sic] of attack: Burning plane and fire can be seen in background."

Photo # CRLS 319, dated 18 June 1944.

National Archives photo (# 80-G-238305).

David Thornton
CVE-58 Corregidor
NS0644208
85k Centered around Corregidor a Hunter-Killer group, Task Group 12.3, operated between Hawaii and the West Coast between mid-October and mid-November 1944. This photo was taken from USS Ulvert M. Moore (DE-442) in November 1944. At the time, Corregidor was camouflaged in Measure 32, Design 10A. Alan Guard
USNS Corregidor, 1951-1958
CVU-58 Corregidor
NS0305802
100k

While researching the history of the West German Army Aviation (WGAA or "Heeresflieger") in its early years, I learned that the first batch of 26 Sikorsky H-34G.I helicopters for the WGAA was delivered by USNS Corregidor (T-CVU 58) in 1956. Along with some Sikorsky H-34A for the US Army in West Germany, the vessel arrived at Bremerhaven on February 27, 1956.

(Photo from Bde.-Gen. (ret.) Fritz Garben's "Fünf Jahrzehnte Heeresflieger," Lemwerder 2006.)

Joerg Windmueller
Aachen,
Germany
CVU-58 Corregidor
NS0305803
104k

USNS Corregidor (T-CVU 58) circa 1956. She is carrying a deck cargo of cocooned F-86D or K Sabres and T-6 Texans. Photo from Skyfotos.

From Jane's Fighting Ships, 1956–57 edition.

Robert Hurst
CVU-58 Corregidor
NS0305804
51k

USNS Corregidor (T-CVU 58) circa 1957, location unknown. Photo courtesy R.M. Scott.

From Jane's Fighting Ships, 1959–60 edition.

Robert Hurst
CVU-58 Corregidor
NS0305805
78k

"DAMAGED IN HEAVY SEAS—The aircraft carrier Corregidor, above, suffered a crack in her hull in heavy seas in the Atlantic and was limping toward the Azores, April 2, for emergency repairs. The ship took in some water, but was reported in no immediate danger of sinking. (U.S. Navy Photo via AP Wirephoto)" [1958].

Tommy Trampp
CVU-58 Corregidor
NS0305806
83k

Two photos of the utility aircraft carrier USNS Corregidor (T-CVU 58) in July 1958 off Lebanon in the Mediterranean Sea. The left hand pic shows a U.S. Army L-20 Beaver as it takes off from Corregidor's flight deck, and the right hand pic shows U.S. Army H-34 Choctaws ready for lift off. When the Lebanon crisis broke in the summer of 1958, Corregidor was at Brindisi, Italy, and immediately lifted two U.S. Army De Havilland Canada L-20 Beaver reconnaissance planes of the 24th Infantry Division, and 10 Sikorsky H‑34 Choctaw helicopters to support the landings. U.S. Navy Naval Aviation News magazine, October 1958 issue.

Robert Hurst

USS CORREGIDOR CVE-58 History
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Contact Name: Mr. Ernnie Engel
Address:5431 Worthington Ter Columbus, OH, 43229-1665
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