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USS SALERNO BAY   (CVE-110)
(later AKV-10)

CLASS - COMMENCEMENT BAY
Displacement 11,3730 Tons, Dimensions, 557' 7" (oa) x 75' x 30' 8" (Max)
Armament 2 x 5"/38AA 36 x 40mm, 20 x 20mm, 33 Aircraft.
Machinery, 16,000 SHP; Allis-Chambers, Geared Turbines, 2 screw
Speed, 19 Knots, Crew 1066.

Operational and Building Data

Originally named Winjah Bay.

Stricken, 1 June 1961. Sold, 30 Oct. 1961, to Jacques Pierot & Sons, NYC, for scrapping by Revalorización de Materiales, S.A., Bilbao, Spain. Removed from naval custody, 14 Dec. 1961. Last ship at NISMF South Boston, MA. (Thanks to Ron Reeves for this information.)


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USS Salerno Bay (CVE-110) underway, 29 May 1946, location unknown (USN photo).

Robert Hurst
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130k [I] served on USS Salerno Bay from 19 Dec. 1946 to 21 March 1947. USMC, aircraft mechanic qualification. Checked out F4U-4's, walked chocks, pushed aircraft, washed aircraft, etc. My only trip was from Norfolk to the Virgin Islands. [These are] some of the pics taken while on board. Vincent Carroll, USMC, Feb. 1946 to June 1947
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US Navy photo of USS Salerno Bay (CVE-110), location and date unknown.

David Buell
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USS Salerno Bay (CVE-110) off New York City, 29 May 1946.

Courtesy of the Mariners Museum, Newport News, Virginia. Ted Stone Collection.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photograph (# NH 66790).

Robert Hurst
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Undated (probably 1940s) photo of USS Salerno Bay (CVE-110) underway with F4U Corsairs on deck. Location unknown.

David A.
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A veteran of Asiatic-Pacific warfare, USS Salerno Bay (CVE-110) was recommissioned in Boston, June 20, 1951. The crew and guests stand at attention while her flags are hoisted.

(From "All Hands" magazine, August 1951.) (Digitally enhanced by Tom Kermen.)

Stanley Svec
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US Navy photo of USS Salerno Bay (CVE-110) in the 1950s, location unknown.

David Buell
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With an unidentified destroyer alongside, TBM-3S/3W Avengers, with Anti-submarine Squadron 32 (VS-32), are spotted on the flight deck of USS Salerno Bay (CVE‑110), sometime in 1951–54 (1952?).

US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo No.1996.253.1398. Robert L. Lawson Photograph Collection.

Mike Green
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50k In Reserve, South Boston Naval Annex. May 1958. ©Richard Leonhardt
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139k In Reserve, South Boston Naval Annex. May 1958. ©Richard Leonhardt
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South Boston Naval Annex, circa 30 May 1958. Easily identifiable are Salerno Bay (CVE-110), Gilbert Islands (CVE-107), Marcus Island (CVHE-77), Manila Bay (CVU-61), Kasaan Bay (CVHE-69), and Sargent Bay (CVU-83); also in this line were Shipley Bay (CVHE-85), Natoma Bay (CVU-62), and Savo Island (CVHE-78), and maybe a tenth, unidentified former "bird farm."

The skyline is the Customs House Tower, which these days you can't find from the clutter of the new high rises.

©Richard Leonhardt
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89k In Reserve, South Boston Naval Annex. August 1960. ©Richard Leonhardt
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"Salerno Bay's Last Voyage"

"The aircraft carrier Salerno Bay is the last ship of the moth-ball fleet to leave Boston bound for scrapping in Spain."

The Christian Science Monitor, 14 December 1961.

Ron Reeves

USS SALERNO BAY CVE-110 History
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