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Saginaw Bay

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassCasablanca-class Escort Carrier
Displacement7,800 tons standard
Length512 feet
Beam65 feet
Draft22 feet
Machinery2 Skinner uniflow engines with two screws
Power Output9,000 shaft horsepower
Speed19 knots
Armament1x5-in Anti-aircraft, 8x40mm, 12x20mm


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Saginaw Bay Operational Timeline

2 Mar 1944 Escort carrier USS Saginaw Bay (CVE-82) was commissioned with Captain Frank C. Sutton in command.

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1. Shelly lewis says:
9 Nov 2017 09:50:57 AM

USS Saginaw Bay 2div was the ship my Grandfather was on. His name is Arnold E Lewis S2/c. In San Francisco California. How cool is this?
My grandfather passed away at the age of 69. Feb of 1991 what a little pistle he was. Just thought I would share.
2. Randy Williamson says:
8 May 2020 10:30:17 AM

My Dad, Burton R Drum was a TBM pilot on the ship. He passed away in 2014 at the age of 91. Bless all the men of the Greatest Generation.
3. Anonymous says:
4 Jun 2020 07:26:54 PM

My father Gene Maurice was on the Saginaw Bay. He was the youngest on the ship at 17 years old in '44. He plaid the trumpet and was in engineering. I have collected much data, and have all my fathers navy materials and books.
4. Bill Weide says:
22 Jul 2021 04:15:30 PM

My Father, Ens/LTGJ M.E. Weide, served on the Sagina Bay, providing direct air support and CAP during Peleliu, Leyte Gulf & Luzon. His aircraft was primarily the GM version of the Wildcat FM2. He was awarded the Gold Star and other meritorious citations. He passed on in 2002. He and all of his generation are sorely missed. We will never forget them and always acknowledge and appreciate the better world that they fought for. God bless them all.
5. Natrona Barton says:
18 Dec 2021 10:29:28 AM

My Dad was on The Uss Saginaw in WW2, at the age of 17. He was a Fireman First class. Dad passed away in 2009 at the age of 83. God bless every service man and woman who ever served.

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