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USS SALAMAUA   (CVE-96)

(Ex- ANGUILLA 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.


Operational and Building Data
ANGUILLA BAY (ACV-96) was reclassified CVE-96 on 15 July 1943, renamed SALAMAUA on 6 November 1943. Laid down under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1133) on 4 February 1944 by the Kaiser Shipbuilding Co., Vancouver,
Wash.; launched on 22 April 1944, and commissioned on 26 May 1944.

FATE
She was decommissioned on 9 May 1946, struck from the Navy list on the 21st; and subsequently sold to the Zidell Ship Dismantling Co., Portland, Oreg., for scrapping on 18 November 1946,


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USS Salamaua (CVE-96) underway off San Francisco, California, circa 1945 (possibly postwar).

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USS Salamaua (CVE-96) showing standard improvements in this 1 November 1945 photograph. She had just returned to the United States carrying troops from overseas and would not again see carrier service, but even so she was fitted with an SP height-finding radar for fighter control. Note single flight-deck catapult. USN Photo.

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

Robert Hurst
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Shipmates aboard USS Salamaua (CVE-96), "Magic Carpet Duty" transporting veterans back to the United States, 1945.

Tommy Trampp
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Oscal Burel Clarkson was a RdM2/c aboard USS Salamaua (CVE-96) during World War II.

Grady Clarkson
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USS SALAMAUA CVE-96 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

Contact Name: Mr. John W Smith
Address:7268 NW 16th St Ankeny, IA, 50021-8823
Phone: 515-289-1467
E-mail: None
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