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USS KASAAN BAY   (CVE-69)
(later CVHE-69)



Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Kilo - Whiskey - India

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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Mrs. Robert W. Morse, wife of Captain Morse, U.S. Navy, christened Kasaan Bay on Sunday, 24 October 1943. Kasaan Bay was the 15th escort carrier to be launched at Vancouver.

(From Bo's'n's Whistle, Vol. 3, No. 21; 11 November 1943; page 7.)

Courtesy of Ron Gough,
Bea Dee, Ltd.,
Kaiser Vancouver / Swan Island & Oregon Shipyards website
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53k USS Kasaan Bay (CVE-69) as seen from RADM Durgin's flagship USS Tulagi (CVE-72), steaming for the Riviera, August 1944. Robert Hurst
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USS Kasaan Bay (CVE-69) off Gould Island in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, 16 September 1944.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command (# NH 106572).

Robert Hurst
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"Seasons Greetings, USS Kasaan Bay." Date of postcard is 29 November 1944.

Seaman 1st Class Charles G. Powledge served aboard Kasaan Bay (CVE-69) from 19 June 1944 to 14 November 1945—1 year, 4 months and 26 days.

Dennis Morris, for his uncle Charles G. Powledge
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USS Kasaan Bay (CVE-69) in 1945, wearing camouflage Measure 32, Design 4A.

Gerd Matthes, Germany
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243k Portion of a historic photo of Pearl Harbor dated ca. 1945, showing the additional piers & quays, S13–S19. View facing north. Port Hueneme NAVFAC archives, Kidder-Smith collection, photo N-195-9. USS Kasaan Bay (CVE-69) in the foreground.

U.S. Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, Additional Piers amd Quay Walls, S13 to S19 (U.S. Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, Sierra Wharfs S13 to S19) HAER No. HI-84. Page 28.

via Ron Reeves
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In Hamburg, Germany, 1960, just before scrapping. Note the 40-mm anti-aircraft guns still under their "cocoons."

Gerd Matthes, Germany

USS KASAAN BAY CVE-69 History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry
(Located On The Hazegray & Underway Web Site, This Is The Main Archive For The DANFS Online Project.)

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Mr. Walter Jones
Address:135 Glenmar Dr Newnan, GA, 30263-5655
Phone: 770-253-4490
E-mail: None

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Hazegray & Underway World Aircraft Carrier Pages By Andrew Toppan.
Official U.S. Navy Carrier Website
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