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USS PUGET SOUND   (CVE-113)
(later CVHE-113 and AKV-13)

(Ex- HOBART BAY)
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.

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Christening of CVE-113 at Todd Pacific Shipyards, Tacoma, Washington; bow-on passing down ways (note that she is being launched into the body of water that bears her name).

National Archives photo # 80-G-291118.

Daniel Dunham
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Puget Sound (CVE-113) at sea on builder's trials, June 1945. She is camouflaged in Measure 22.

National Archives photo # 80-G-369822.

Daniel Dunham
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USS Puget Sound (CVE-113), Tokyo Bay, October 1945.

National Archives photo # 80-G-369815.

Daniel Dunham
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USS Puget Sound (CVE-113) at anchor in Tokyo Bay, Japan, October 1945.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command (#NH 106719).

Naval History & Heritage Command
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Vertical view, USS Puget Sound (CVE-113).

National Archives photo # 80-G-369796.

Daniel Dunham
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Men on bridge of USS Puget Sound (CVE-113).

National Archives photo # 80-G-369840.

Daniel Dunham
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USN photo of Puget Sound (CVE-113) underway, 1945, location unknown.

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Paul Bronken and some of his shipmates aboard USS Puget Sound (CVE-113), Tokyo Bay, 1 Novermber 1945.

(Larger copy available on request.)

Sally & Penny Bronken, daughters of Paul Bronken,
and Hugh K. Telleria, son-in-law
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The Commencement Bay-class escort carrier Puget Sound (CVE-113), newly completed, in January 1946. She was armed with two 5-in/38, three quadruple and twelve twin 40-mm, and twenty single 20-mm guns. Radars were the SK-2, SP, and SG.

From U.S. Aircraft Carriers: An Illustrated Design History, by Norman Friedman.

Robert Hurst

USS PUGET SOUND CVE-113 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. Jerome F Whittman
Address:11 Carson Ave Babson Park, FL, 33827-9770
Phone: 941-638-2360
E-mail: None

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

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