SAIDOR AKV 17
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
- USS SAIDOR CVE-117
Commissioned September 4 1945 - Decommissioned September 12 1947
Reclassified Escort Helicopter Carrier (CVHE) June 12 1955, While in reserve
Reclassified Cargo Ship and Aircraft Ferry AKV-17 May 7 1959, While in reserve
Struck from Naval Register December 1 1970
Sold October 22 1971 for scrap
Ordered as SALTERY BAY
Renamed June 5 1944
Keel Laid September 29 1944 - Launched March 17 1945
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Victory Cancel - Navy Day, 1945
John N. Lawrence patriotic cachet #16
SAIDOR was used for studying photographic reconnaissance during Bikini Atoll tests
NAMESAKE - Named after Saidor, New Guinea
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