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Corregidor

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassCasablanca-class Escort Carrier
Hull NumberCVE-58
BuilderKaiser Vancouver Shipyard
Yard Number304
Slip/Drydock Number10
Ordered18 Jun 1942
Laid Down17 Dec 1942
Launched31 Aug 1943
Commissioned31 Aug 1943
Decommissioned30 Jul 1946
Displacement8,319 tons standard; 11,077 tons full
Length512 feet
Beam65 feet
Draft21 feet
MachineryFour Babcock & Wilcox boilers, two Skinner Unaflow reciprocating steam engines, two screws
Power Output9,000 shaft horsepower
Speed19 knots
Range10,240nm at 15 knots
Crew860
Armament1x5in/38cal dual-purpose gun, 8x2x40mm Bofors anti-aircraft guns, 30x20mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft cannons
Aircraft27
Catapult1
Elevators2
Recommission19 May 1951
Final Decommission4 Sep 1958

Contributor:

ww2dbaseInitially ordered as HMS Atheling for the British Royal Navy, laid down as Anguilla Bay for the United States Navy, and ultimately launched with the name of Corregidor, this Casablanca-class escort carrier was commissioned into service in Aug 1943. Joining Carrier Division 24 in the Pacific Ocean, she participated in the Gilbert Islands campaign between 10 Nov and 6 Dec 1943, launching air strikes to support troops on the ground. After repairs and reloading in San Diego, she returned to the front to participate in the Marshall Islands campaign between 22 Jan and 3 Mar 1944, mainly providing aerial support over Kwajalein. On 30 Mar 1944, she sortied out of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands to provide air cover for the landings on Emirau Island. Between 22 and 26 Apr 1944, she participated in the air operations at Hollandia (now Jayapura), Dutch East Indies. Between 15 and 25 Jun 1944, she supported the operations on Saipan in the Mariana Islands, with her aircraft downing eight Japanese counterparts. In Jul, she supported the campaign in the Mariana Islands, providing air cover over Saipan and Guam. After receiving an overhaul at San Diego, she qualified pilots for carrier operations at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii in Oct-Nov 1944. She held qualification training for new carrier pilots in Hawaii in Oct and Nov 1944, and operated as a member of a hunter-killer group to search for Japanese submarines in the region during that time. She spent the final months of WW2 operating out of Hawaii and in the Marshall Islands region. The war ended while she was at Pearl Harbor. Immediately after the war, she made three voyages ferrying US military servicemen from Pearl Harbor to San Diego. She was decommissioned in Jul 1946.

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ww2dbaseUSS Corregidor was recommissioned into service for the Korean War in May 1951 and was assigned to US Navy's Military Sea Transport Service, ferrying servicemen, aircraft, and other cargo for US and other NATO forces in Korea. When the Lebanon crisis broke out in the summer of 1958, she sailed from Brindisi, Italy to support the landings. She was decommissioned in Sep 1958 and was sold for scrapping in the following year.

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Last Major Revision: Mar 2022

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Corregidor Operational Timeline

18 Jun 1942 The order for the construction of HMS Atheling was issued.
20 Aug 1942 The order for HMS Atheling was modified to a ship for the US Navy with the name Anguilla Bay.
17 Dec 1942 The keel of Anguilla Bay was laid down by the Kaiser Shipbuilding Company in Vancouver, Washington, United States.
12 May 1943 Corregidor was launched by the Kaiser Shipbuilding Company in Vancouver, Washington, United States, sponsored by Mrs. J. Hallett.
15 Jul 1943 Nearing completion of construction in Vancouver, Washington, United States, Corregidor's designation was changed from ACV-58 to CVE-58.
31 Aug 1943 Corregidor was commissioned into service at Astoria, Oregon under the command of Captain R. L. Bowman.
14 Oct 1943 Composite Squadron VC-41 reported aboard USS Corregidor at San Diego, California, United States.
26 Oct 1943 USS Corregidor departed San Diego, California, United States.
20 Nov 1943 Aircraft from carriers USS Corregidor, Coral Sea, and Liscombe Bay strike Makin Island as part of the Gilbert Island Campaign.
11 Mar 1944 USS Corregidor departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii.
21 Mar 1944 USS Corregidor arrived at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands.
30 Mar 1944 USS Corregidor departed Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands.
14 Apr 1944 USS Corregidor arrived at Purvis Bay, Florida Island (now Nggela Sule), Solomon Islands.
16 Apr 1944 USS Corregidor departed Purvis Bay, Florida Island (now Nggela Sule), Solomon Islands.
22 Apr 1944 USS Corregidor began operations off Hollandia (now Jayapura), Dutch East Indies.
26 Apr 1944 USS Corregidor departed from waters off Hollandia (now Jayapura), Dutch East Indies.
4 May 1944 USS Corregidor departed Manus Island, Admiralty Islands.
15 Jun 1944 USS Corregidor began operations off Saipan, Mariana Islands.
25 Jun 1944 USS Corregidor completed operations off Saipan, Mariana Islands.
1 Jul 1944 USS Corregidor began guarding the US logistics force off Eniwetok, Marshall Islands.
3 Jul 1944 USS Corregidor completed guarding the US logistics force off Eniwetok, Marshall Islands.
28 Jul 1944 USS Corregidor arrived at San Diego, California, United States for an overhaul.
12 Oct 1944 USS Corregidor began qualifying carrier pilots while at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii.
26 Oct 1944 USS Corregidor was assigned to Escort Division 64, a hunter-killer group, while at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii.
21 Nov 1944 USS Corregidor ended qualifying carrier pilots while at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii.
13 Feb 1945 USS Corregidor arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii.
27 Feb 1945 USS Corregidor departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii.
20 Mar 1945 USS Corregidor arrived at Majuro, Marshall Islands.
21 Mar 1945 USS Corregidor began an anti-submarine patrol in the vicinity of Wotje and Maloelap, Marshall Islands.
27 Apr 1945 USS Corregidor completed an anti-submarine patrol in the vicinity of Wotje and Maloelap, Marshall Islands.
4 May 1945 USS Corregidor arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii.
18 Jan 1946 USS Corregidor departed San Diego, California, United States.
4 Feb 1946 USS Coregidor arrived at Norfolk, Virginia, United States.
30 Jul 1946 USS Corregidor was decommissioned from service at Norfolk, Virginia, United States.
19 May 1951 USS Corregidor was recommissioned into service and was assigned to the US Navy Military Sea Transportation Service.
12 Jun 1955 USS Corregidor was reclassified T-CVU-58.
2 Apr 1958 USS Corregidor suffered hull damage due to rough seas while sailing from Barcelona, Spain toward Pensacola, Florida, United States.
4 Sep 1958 USS Corregidor was decommissioned from service.
28 Apr 1959 USS Corregidor was sold for scrapping.

Photographs

USS Casablanca (right) being prepared for launching two days later, Kaiser Vancouver Shipyard, Vancouver, Washington, United States, 3 Apr 1943; note Casablanca-class escort carriers Liscombe Bay, Alikula Bay, and Corregidor under constructionCaptain Roscoe Bowman aboard USS Corregidor, 23 Sep 1943USS Corregidor ferrying trucks, jeeps, and aircraft, mid-1940sUSS Corregidor underway, 1940s
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Escort Carrier Corregidor (CVE-58) Photo Gallery
USS Casablanca (right) being prepared for launching two days later, Kaiser Vancouver Shipyard, Vancouver, Washington, United States, 3 Apr 1943; note Casablanca-class escort carriers Liscombe Bay, Alikula Bay, and Corregidor under construction
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