BADOENG STRAIT CVE 116

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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.

    Commencement Bay Class Escort Carrier
    Authorized as SAN ALBERTO BAY
    Renamed BADOENG STRAIT 6 November 1943
    Keel Laid 18 August 1944 - Launched 15 February 1945

  1. USS BADOENG STRAIT CVE-116
  2. Commissioned 14 November 1945 - Decommissioned to reserve 20 April 1946
    Recommissioned 6 January 1947 - Decommissioned to reserve 17 May 1957

  3. USS BADOENG STRAIT AKV-16
  4. Redesignated Aviation Transport (AKV) 7 May 1959 while in reserve

    Struck from Naval Register 1 December 1970
    Sold 8 May 1972 for scrap
BadoengStrait CVE116 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Badoeng Strait CVE-116 Covers Page 1     (1948-1954)

 

Postmarks

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1st Commissioning 14 November 1945 to 20 April 1946


 

Locy Type
2(n)

1946-02-28

JohnGermann Badoeng Strait CVE116 19460208 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Badoeng Strait CVE116 19460208 1 Front.jpg

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2nd Commissioning 6 January 1947 to 17 May 1957


 

Locy Type
2

1954-06-07

JonBurdett badoengstrait cve116 19540607-1 pm.jpg
JonBurdett badoengstrait cve116 19540607-1.jpg

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Locy Type
2(n)

1948-10-27

GregCiesielski BadoengStrait CVE116 19481027 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski BadoengStrait CVE116 19481027 1 Front.jpg

Navy Day


 

Locy Type
9ef(nu)

1948-10-27

GregCiesielski BadoengStrait CVE116 19481027 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski BadoengStrait CVE116 19481027 1 Back.jpg

Navy Day


 

Locy Type
9efu

1954-06-07

JonBurdett badoengstrait cve116 19540607-1 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett badoengstrait cve116 19540607-1.jpg

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Other Information

USS BADOENG STRAIT earned the China Service Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal w/ 6 Battle stars, the United Nations Korean Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - (San Alberto Bay) A bay between Prince of Wales and San Fernando Islands, Alexander Archipelago, Alaska.

NAMESAKE - (Badoeng Strait) A strait in The Netherlands East Indies (now Indonesia), between the islands of Bali and Nusa Besar and at the confluence of the Bali Sea and the Indian Ocean. It was the site of a night surface action between Japanese naval units and a Dutch-American force early in the Pacific War. Japanese naval forces, having seized Borneo and the Celebes in January 1942, sailed to Bali in mid-February. Allied ships departed Tjilatjap and Ratai Bay, Sumatra, to intercept the Japanese. The Allied force (Rear Admiral Karel W.F.M. Doorman, RNN) of three cruisers and accompanying destroyers attacks the retiring Japanese Bali occupation force (Rear Admiral Kubo Kyuji) in Badoeng Strait on the evening of February 19. Destroyer USS STEWART DD-224 is damaged by gunfire of destroyers OSIHO and ASASHIO. Dutch destroyer PIET HIEN is sunk and Dutch light cruisers JAVA and TROMP are damaged by Japanese gunfire. Japanese destroyers USHIO and MICHISIO are damaged by Allied gunfire. The naval engagement did not prevent the loss of Bali, or the Dutch East Indies.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Thomas H. Binford, wife of Capt. Thomas H. Binford, who had been Commander, Destroyer Division 58 in the Battle of Badoeng Strait in 1942.

 


 

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