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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 December 9 1942
    Launched April 19 1943 for Great Britain as HMS AMEER
    Retained by U.S. Navy June 28 1943 and renamed
    Designated Attack Carrier (ACV) June 28 1943
    Redesignated Escort Carrier (CVE) July 15 1943

    Commissioned August 7 1943
    SUNK by the Japanese submarine I-175 in the Gilbert Islands November 24 1943
    646 of her crew were lost with the ship and remain on duty

    Struck from Naval Register December 6 1943

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 name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). 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 Liscome Bay CVE-56 Covers Page 1     (DATE RANGE)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. 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 2z*


Official Business


Other Information

USS LISCOME BAY earned the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 1 Battle star and the World War II Victory Medal during her Naval career.

Doris (Dorie) Miller, the first black American to be awarded the Navy Cross for Gallantry for his actions during the Pearl Harbor attack was lost with the ship.

NAMESAKE - Named for Liscome Bay in Dall Island in the Alexander Archipelago off Alaska's southeast coast.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Ben Moreell.



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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