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Courtesy of Gerd Matthes

USS NEHENTA BAY   (CVE-74)
(later CVU-74 and AKV-24)

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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Nehenta Bay was sponsored by Mrs. Robert H. Lewis, wife of the commanding general of the Northwest sector of the Western Defense Command, Major-General Lewis.

With the launching of Nehenta Bay on November 28, 1943 Kaiser Shipbuilding Co., Vancouver, had launched 20 escort carriers.

(From "Bo's'n's Whistle," Vol. 3, No. 23; December 9, 1943; page 6.)

Courtesy of Ron Gough,
Bea Dee, Ltd.,
Kaiser Vancouver / Swan Island & Oregon Shipyards website
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USS Nehenta Bay. Date and place unknown.

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The Casablanca-class escort carrier Nehenta Bay (CVE-74), January 1944. She was armed with one 5-in/38, eight twin 40-mm, and twenty single 20-mm guns.

Drawing and text from U.S. Aircraft Carriers: An Illustrated Design History, by Norman Friedman.

Robert Hurst
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A 3rd wire landing aboard USS Nehenta Bay, underway in the Pacific, 1945. Camouflaged in Measure 33, Design 10A (thanks to Aryeh Wetherhorn.)

Robert J. Tewes
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Getting ready for flight operations aboard USS Nehenta Bay, underway in the Pacific, 1945.

Robert J. Tewes

USS NEHENTA BAY CVE-74 History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry
(Located On The Hazegray & Underway Web Site, This Is The Main Archive For The DANFS Online Project.)

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Contact: Mr. Stewart G Wasoba
Address: 10533 112th Ave Largo, FL, 34643-3826
Phone: (727) 397-4871
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Additional Resources
Hazegray & Underway World Aircraft Carrier Pages By Andrew Toppan.
Official U.S. Navy Carrier Website
Escort Carrier Sailors & Airmen Association

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