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USS SHIPLEY BAY   (CVE-85)
(later CVHE-85)



Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Kilo - Yankee - Echo

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-85 Shipley Bay
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Mrs. Lawrence B. Richardson (right,) wife of RADM Richardson (Bureau of Aeronautics,) christened Shipley Bay (CVE-85) on Saturday, February 12, 1944. Plate ship welder Mm. Helen Larkin, wife of Marine Brig. Gen. Claude A. Larkin (left,) presented flowers.

(From "Bo's'n's Whistle," Vol. 4, No. 4; February 25, 1944; page 7.)

Courtesy of Ron Gough,
Bea Dee, Ltd.,
Kaiser Vancouver / Swan Island & Oregon Shipyards website
World War II
CVE-85 Shipley Bay
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65k Excellent overhead showing AA armament. USN
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Another view, as above. Date and location unknown.

Paul D. Elliot
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A photo of USS Shipley Bay (CVE-85) operating off the Southern California coast, taken by an airship from ZP-31 on 24 April 1944, not long after her commissioning. Camouflaged in Measure 32, Design 15A.

David Buell
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USS Shipley Bay (CVE-85) at anchor off Majuro Atoll, 18 May 1944. She had just arrived from the West Coast of the United States with a deck load of replacement aircraft destined for the occupation of the Marshall Islands. Her camouflage, Measure 32 Design 15A, is still in good condition (USN photo)

Robert Hurst
Larger copy submitted by Gerd Matthes & Robert Hurst
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Unidentified (March 1945?).

Paul D. Elliot
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Unidentified (March 1945?).

Paul D. Elliot
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1,000th landing (March 1945?).

Paul D. Elliot
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28k V-4 Division, July 1945. Front row, center to right: LT(JG) Watson, Division officer; Hugh Stratford (the chief with the wind-blown tie); Fergenson(?); Bob Wood. Hugh Stratford, USS Shipley Bay
Ex-USS Shipley Bay
CVE-85 Shipley Bay
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56k In reserve. South Boston Naval Annex, 1959. Also visible is ex-USS Stockham (DD-683). © Richard Leonhardt

USS SHIPLEY BAY CVE-85 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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Additional Resources
Hazegray & Underway World Aircraft Carrier Pages By Andrew Toppan.
Official U.S. Navy Carrier Website
USS Shipley Bay Home
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