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15 Apr 1942

United States
17 Dec 1942

United States
15 Mar 1943

United States
3 Apr 1943

Photo(s) dated 3 Apr 1943
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
5 Apr 1943

Photo(s) dated 5 Apr 1943
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt preparing to christen the USS Casablanca, the lead ship in a new class of escort carriers, 5 Apr 1943, Kaiser Shipyards, Vancouver, Washington, United States.
12 May 1943

United States
10 Jun 1943

United States
15 Sep 1943

United States
15 Oct 1943

United States
  • The keel of future escort carrier Petrof Bay was laid down at the Kaiser Shipbuilding Co., Vancouver, Washington, United States. ww2dbase [Petrof Bay | Vancouver, Washington | CPC]
6 Nov 1943

United States
  • Escort carrier Kanalku Bay, still under construction at Vancouver, Washington, United States, was renamed Marcus Island. ww2dbase [Marcus Island | Vancouver, Washington | CPC]
16 Dec 1943

United States
5 Jan 1944

United States
4 Feb 1944

United States

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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