CORREGIDOR CVU 58

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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 (Date unknown) as Aircraft Escort Vessel ANGUILLA BAY AVG-58
    Reclassified Auxiliary Aircraft Carrier (ACV) 20 August 1942
    Renamed and launched 12 May 1943
    Reclassified Escort Carrier (CVE) 15 July 1943

  1. USS CORREGIDOR CVE-58
  2. Commissioned 31 August 1943 - Decommissioned 30 July 1946

  3. USNS CORREGIDOR T-CVE-58
  4. Assigned to Military Sea Transportation Service May 1951
    Recommissioned 19 May 1951

  5. USS CORREGIDOR CVU-58
  6. Reclassified Utility Aircraft Carrier (CVU) 12 June 1955
    Decommissioned 4 September 1958

    Sold 28 April 1959 for scrap

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Corregidor CVE-58 / CVU-58 Covers Page 1     (1944-1952)

 

Postmarks

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1st Commissioning 31 August 1943 to 30 July 1946

USS CORREGIDOR CVE-58


 

Locy Type
2(n)

(Received & used
after POD
March 15 1946)

1946-06-14

GregCiesielski Corregidor CVE58 19460614 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Corregidor CVE58 19460614 1 Front.jpg

Flag Day, cachet by Diana


 

Locy Type
2z

1945-08-12

GregCiesielski Corregidor CVE58 19450812 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Corregidor CVE58 19450812 1 Front.jpg

Censored sailor's mail


 

Locy Type
2z*

1944-03-05

JonBurdett corregidor cve58 19440305 pm.jpg
JonBurdett corregidor cve58 19440305.jpg

Censored WWII use


 

Locy Type
9efu

1946-02-06

JonBurdett corregidor cve58 19460206 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett corregidor cve58 19460206.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2z + SLKts
(33x2)

1946-02-11

GregCiesielski Corregidor CVE58 19460211 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Corregidor CVE58 19460211 1 Front.jpg

Add-on cachet by Roger A. Wentworth


 

Locy Type
LDPS 2z + SL

1946-03-15

JonBurdett corregidor cve58 19460315 pm.jpg
JonBurdett corregidor cve58 19460315.jpg

Last Day Postal Service, cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson



2nd Commissioning 19 May 1951 to 4 September 1958

USNS CORREGIDOR T-CVE-58 (1951-1955)
USNS CORREGIDOR T-CVU-58 (1955-1958)


 

Locy Type
FDPS 2

1951-06-06

GregCiesielski Corregidor CVE58 19510606 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Corregidor CVE58 19510606 1 Front.jpg

First Day if Postal Service, cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson


 

Locy Type 2

1952-12-08

JonBurdett corregidor cve58 19521208 pm.jpg
JonBurdett corregidor cve58 19521208.JPG

Note:


 

Locy Type
2(n)

1951-09-15

GregCiesielski Corregidor TCVE58 19510915 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Corregidor TCVE58 19510915 1 Front.jpg

Collectors request, add-on cachet by Stewart Milstein



Picture Postcard


 

N/A

Unused

GregCiesielski Corregidor CVE58 1956 1 Postcard.jpg

N/A

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Other Information

USS CORREGIDOR earned the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 4 Battle stars, the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Service Medal w/ "Europe" clasp, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the United Nations Korean Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - An island of the northern Philippines at the entrance to Manila Bay. Despite a heroic defense, Filipino and U.S. troops were forced to surrender the fortified island to Japan in May 1942. U.S. paratroopers recaptured the island in March 1945.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. J. Hallett.

 


 

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