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USS Sitkoh Bay

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USS Sitkoh Bay (CVE-86) was the thirty-second of fifty s built for the United States Navy during World War II. She was named after Sitkoh Bay, located within Chichagof Island, of the Territory of Alaska. The ship was launched in February 1944, commissioned in March, and served as a replenishment and transport carrier throughout the Philippines campaign, the Invasion of Iwo Jima and the Battle of Okinawa. She was decommissioned in November 1946, when she was mothballed in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet. With the outbreak of the Korean War, however, she was called back to service, continuing to serve as a transport and utility carrier with the Military Sealift Command until 1954, when she was once again decommissioned, and mothballed in the Pacific Reserve Fleet. Ultimately, she was broken up in January 1961. Design and description Casablanca-class escort carrier Sitkoh Bay was a Casablanca-class escort carrier, the most numerous type of aircraft carriers ever built, and designed
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