USS Manila Bay

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassCasablanca-class Escort Carrier
BuilderKaiser Shipbuilding Co., Inc., Vancouver, WA
Laid Down15 Jan 1943
Launched10 Jul 1943
Commissioned5 Oct 1943
Decommissioned31 Jul 1946
Displacement7800 tons standard; 10400 tons full
Length512 feet
Beam65 feet
Draft22 feet
MachineryTwo Skinner, Uniflow engines with two screws
Power Output9000 SHP
Speed19 knots
Armament1x5-in Anti-aircraft, 8x40mm, 12x20mm


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5 Oct 1943 Manila Bay was commissioned into service.
31 Jul 1946 Manila Bay was decommissioned from service.


USS Coral Sea during an exercise, seen from USS Manila Bay, 13 Jan 1944Elco 80-foot PT-523 alongside escort carrier USS Manila Bay returning downed pilot and aircrewman east of Leyte Gulf, 22 Oct 1944. Note the aircraft style National insignia on top of the chart house.

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