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USS MAKASSAR STRAIT   (CVE-91)
(later CVU-91)



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

(Ex- ULITAKA BAY)
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-91 Makassar Strait
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68k USS Makassar Strait (CVE-91). George Broadbent Jr.,
son of George Broadbent,
USS Makassar Strait, 1944
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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
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Good overhead view at dock, circa 1950; Thetis Bay in the background. National Archives photo # 80-G-372453.

Courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com
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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
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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
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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
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137k Plank Owner's Certificate. George Broadbent Jr.,
son of George Broadbent,
USS Makassar Strait, 1944
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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

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