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(later CVE-55)


Commanding Officers
Commander Steven Ward Callaway   (1) USNR 1919 8 July 1943 – 12 February 1945 CAPT
Captain John Lewis Murphy ? 1921 12 February 1945 – 6 October 1945  
Captain William Miller, Jr. USNA 1926 6 October 1945 – 15 February 1946 RADM
Commander Aquilla Gibbs Dibrell, Jr. USNA 1932 15 February 1946 – 8 March 1946 CAPT
Lieutenant Commander Charles Nicholas Featherston (2) USNR 19?? 8 March 1946 – 26 April 1946 ?
Commander Aquilla Gibbs Dibrell, Jr. USNA 1932 26 April 1946 – 10 Juny 1946 CAPT
(1)  Enlisted in the Navy the day after war was declared in September 1917. Commissioned an Ensign in Naval Reserve, 25 February 1919, and a Lieutenant (Junior Grade) in the Regular Navy in July 1920. Became commanding officer of Casablanca as a Commander; promoted to Captain the next day.  [Back]
(2)  Temporary CO.  [Back]

Source: Ron Reeves & Wolfgang Hechler. Skip Duett.

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