The hull of what would become the escort carrier USS Bogue sliding down Way #1 at the Todd Shipyard, Tacoma, Washington, United States, 15 Jan 1942.

Caption   The hull of what would become the escort carrier USS Bogue sliding down Way #1 at the Todd Shipyard, Tacoma, Washington, United States, 15 Jan 1942. ww2dbase
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Bogue   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day 15 Jan 1942
Photos at Same Place Tacoma, Washington, United States
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 14 Oct 2021
Licensing  Public Domain. According to the United States copyright law (United States Code, Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105), in part, "[c]opyright protection under this title is not available for any work of the United States Government".



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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
14 Dec 2021 02:13:17 PM

This hull was laid down for the Maritime Commission as a Type C3-S-A1 merchant vessel, hull #170, and was to be named SS Steel Advocate. This hull, along with the seven others under construction at the time, were acquired by the US Navy 1 May 1942 for conversion into escort carriers. Even though the actual acquisition by the Navy did not take place until 6 weeks after the launching seen here, this procurement was obviously well known at the time since other photos from this date show this hull with a ship’s name painted over and with “BOGUE” painted over that (barely seen here).

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