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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Casablanca Class Escort Carrier
    Keel Laid November 3 1942 as Aircraft Escort Vessel (AVG) AMEER
    Redesignated Auxiliary Aircraft Carrier (ACV) August 20 1942
    Renamed ALAZON BAY January 23 1943
    Renamed April 3 1943
    Launched April 5 1943
    Acquired by U.S. Navy July 8 1943

    Commissioned July 8 1943

    Redesignated Escort Aircraft Carrier (CVE) July 15 1943
    Decommissioned June 10 1946

    Sold April 23 1947


Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. USS Casablanca CVE-55 Covers Page 1    (1945-46)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image


Locy Type


As CVE-55


Locy Type


As CVE-55. Postmark from back of postcard.


Locy Type P

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. C-17




Other Information

USS CASABLANCA earned the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Navy Occupation Service Medal w/ "Asia" clasp during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Named for the city of Casablanca in Morocco where a naval battle had taken place in 1942.

The ships sponsor was Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.



If you have images or information to add to this page, then either contact the Curator or edit this page yourself and add it. See Editing Ship Pages for detailed information on editing this page.


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