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USS SAIDOR   (CVE-117)
(later CVHE-117 and AKV-17)

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

Saltery Bay, renamed Saidor (CVE-117) on 5 June 1944, was laid down on 29 September 1944 by Todd-Pacific Shipyards, Inc., Tacoma, Wash., launched on 17 March 1945 and commissioned on 4 September 1945.

FATE: Saidor was decommissioned on 12 September 1947 and berthed with the Pacific Reserve Fleet at San Diego. Reclassified CVHE-117 on 12 June 1955, and AKV-17 on 7 May 1959, she remained in the Reserve Fleet until 1 December 1970 when she was struck from the Navy list. She was sold to American Ship Dismantlers, Portland, Oreg., for scrapping on 22 October 1971.


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CVE-117 Salidor
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USS Saidor (CVE-117) underway after making a turn to port, circa 1945. U.S. Navy photo from the U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation, Robert L. Lawson Photograph Collection, # 1996.488.035.042.

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CVE-117 Salidor
NS0311703
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Saidor on builders trials, 1946.

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CVE-117 Salidor
NS0311702
209k USS Saidor CVE-117 about to enter Pearl Harbor on 04 May 1946. She served at Bikini as a photographic laboratory for the atomic bomb testing program, Operation Crossroads. She processed film, documenting the destructive power of atomic weapons on selected targets at various ranges, during the nuclear explosions of 1 and 25 July. Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, LSM-467, Collection, slide number 193B

USS SAIDOR CVE-117 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
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Contact: Robert Fox
Address: 2600 Townway Rd — Danville IL 61832
Phone: 217-446-1122
E-mail: foxpnt@aol.com
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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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