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USS MARCUS ISLAND   (CVE-77)

(later CVHE-77 and AKV-27)



Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Kilo - X-ray - Golf

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.
Operational and Building Data

Initially named Kanalku Bay


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Marcus Island was christened by Mrs. S. L. LaHache, wife of the late Captain LaHache, USN.

(From "Bo's'n's Whistle," Vol. 4, No. 2; January 28, 1944; pages 4 & 5.)

Courtesy of Ron Gough,
Bea Dee, Ltd.,
Kaiser Vancouver / Swan Island & Oregon Shipyards website
World War II
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USS Marcus Island was camouflaged in Measure 32/15A. Note single 5"/38 gun mounted in a tub on the fantail.

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USS Marcus Island (CVE-77) in a south Pacific port, 17 June 1944. The airplanes parked on her flight deck from amidships to the stern appear to be TDN/TDR type drones. The ship is painted in Camouflage Measure 32, Design 15A.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph (#NH 83286), courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1975.

Naval History & Heritage Command, via Robert Hurst
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66k In reserve, South Boston Naval Annex, 1959. Several destroyers moored alongside also are in "Mothballs." © Richard Leonhardt

For more photos and information about this ship, see:

USS MARCUS ISLAND CVE-77 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
Date:  
Place:  
Contact: Thomas (Tom) Sahm
Address: 400S. Los Robles Ave. #305
Pasadena, CA 91101-3202
Phone: 626-792-8509
E-mail: btyntom@pacbell.net
Web site: The Marcus Island Reunion Association (MIRA)
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Related Links
Hazegray & Underway World Aircraft Carrier Pages By Andrew Toppan.
Official U.S. Navy Carrier Website
Escort Carrier Sailors & Airmen Association
The Marcus Island Reunion Association (MIRA)

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