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NavSource Online: Escort Carrier Photo Archive

Courtesy of Tommy Trampp

(later CVU-91)

Unit Awards, Campaign and Service Medals and Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: American Campaign Medal / Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2 stars) / World War II Victory Medal

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

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-91 Makassar Strait
68k USS Makassar Strait (CVE-91). George Broadbent Jr.,
son of George Broadbent,
USS Makassar Strait, 1944
CVE-91 Makassar Strait

Crew of USS Makassar Strait (CVE-91), 6 October 1945. CO was CAPT John O. Lambrecht.

Note the ship was painted in camouflage Measure 32, Design 16A (thanks to Aryeh Wetherhorn.)

Richard Robin Reed, former crew member,
via Tom Kermen.
Larger copy submitted by Mark Douty, son of James N. Douty, USN, USS Makassar Strait
CVE-91 Makassar Strait

Good overhead view at dock, circa 1950; Thetis Bay in the background. National Archives photo # 80-G-372453.

Courtesy of Scott Koen &
CVE-91 Makassar Strait

The former escort carrier ex-USS Makassar Strait being used as an anchored missile target at the Pacific Missile Range circa 1958–1960. The ship was anchored without crew some 90 km (53 mi) off Pt. Mugu, California. The ship's electronics were operated by remote control. The carrier's task was to take direct hits from unarmed surface-launched missiles to gain data on their performance. U.S. Navy Naval Aviation News, September 1961.

Robert Hurst
CVE-91 Makassar Strait

Ex-USS Makassar Strait (CVU-91) breaking up on San Nicholas Island, California, where she had gone ashore while used as a Pacific Missile Range target ship. Photographed on 22 January 1963.

Official U.S. Navy photograph (#USN 1081677).

Naval History & Heritage Command via Robert Hurst
CVE-91 Makassar Strait

Another view, as above.

US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo No.1996.488.034.024. Robert L. Lawson Photograph Collection.

Mike Green
CVE-91 Makassar Strait
137k Plank Owner's Certificate. George Broadbent Jr.,
son of George Broadbent,
USS Makassar Strait, 1944
CVE-91 Makassar Strait

James N. Douty, USN, USS Makassar Strait (CVE-91).

Mark Douty, son of James N. Douty, USN, USS Makassar Strait

Read the USS MAKASSAR STRAIT (CVE-91 / CVU-91) DANFS History entry

Read United States Navy, "The Mighty Mak" (1946). World War Regimental Histories, 157,
at the Bangor, Maine Public Library website, via Jonathan Eno.

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Mr. Robert J Rock
Address:4300 Tabor St Wheat Ridge, CO, 80033-2421
Phone: 303-421-8165
E-mail: None

Related Links
Hazegray & Underway World Aircraft Carrier Pages By Andrew Toppan.
Official U.S. Navy Carrier Website
Escort Carrier Sailors & Airmen Association

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Last update: 2 December 2017