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 USS Block Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Three United States Navy escort aircraft carriers, two commissioned and one Lend-Lease, have been named USS Block Island, after Block Island Sound, which is off the south coast of the state of Rhode Island, between it and Block Island.
Block Island (CVE-8) was built by Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp., Pascagoula, Mississippi, transferred to the United Kingdom under Lend-Lease on 9 January 1943 and commissioned the following day as HMS Hunter.
The second Block Island (CVE-106) was commissioned in December 1944 and active in the closing months of the Pacific War, and periodically in use until 1954.
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 CVE-106
CVE 106 was the first Carrier to Have a Complete Marine Air Group including a complete aircraft service unit.
However, CVE 105 was the first ship of this new class and not only would the Navy Crew have to be trained, the Marines and the Marine Pilots would also have to be trained which was a great time factor.
CVE 106 was scheduled to be retained by the Navy and rebuilt for these purposes in 1957.
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 CVE-106 USS Block Island
The second Block Island (CVE-106) was launched 10 June 1944 as Sunset Bay by Todd-Pacific Shipyards, Inc., Tacoma, Wash., sponsored by Mrs.
On 29 May 1046 Block Island was towed from Norfolk to Annapolis and reported to the Superintendent nf the Naval Academy for duty as training ship for the midshipmen.
Block Island is presently undergoing conversion to an amphibious assault ship.
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 USS FBI: The Fighting Block Island’s WWII adventures By Benjamin Hruska
In September of 1945, the USS BI sailed to the Japanese-occupied island of Formosa.
In 1960, the USS BI was scrapped, her torn pieces hauled across the Pacific and delivered to Japan, the country she had helped defeat.
All that remains of the two Fighting Block Islands is the bell from the second ship, which rests in front of the island’s American Legion Hall at the corner of West Side Road and Center roads, and the memories of the men that served on her.
www.blockislandtimes.com /News/2003/0816/News/040.html   (839 words)

  
 USS Block Island (CVE-106)
The second USS Block Island (CVE-106) was launched on 10 June 1944 as Sunset Bay by Todd-Pacific Shipyards, Inc. Tacoma, Washington; sponsored by Mrs.
Block Island got underway for Pearl Harbor on 20 March 1945.
On 29 May 1946 Block Island was towed from Norfolk to Annapolis and reported to the Superintendent of the Naval Academy for duty as training ship for the midshipmen.
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 Encyclopedia: ISO 4217
USS United States dollar (Same day) (Funds code) (one source claims it is no longer used, but it is still on the ISO 4217-MA list)
The currency of the Cayman Islands is the Cayman Dollar, and the Cayman Islands Currency is issued by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) as established by law in January 1997.
The Dobra is the currency currently in use in the west African island country of Sao Tome and Principe.
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 Amphibious assault ship -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
The heart of the American fleet are the ships of the (additional info and facts about Tarawa class) Tarawa class, which dates back to the (The decade from 1970 to 1979) 1970s, and the newer and larger (additional info and facts about Wasp class) Wasp class ships that debuted in 1989.
The first of the type envisaged was the (additional info and facts about escort aircraft carrier) escort aircraft carrier (additional info and facts about USS Block Island (CVE-106/LPH-1)) USS Block Island (CVE-106/LPH-1), which never actually saw service as an amphib.
Delays in the construction of the Iwo Jima class saw other conversions made as a stopgap measure; three (additional info and facts about Essex-class aircraft carriers) Essex-class aircraft carriers and one (additional info and facts about Casablanca-class escort carrier) Casablanca-class escort carrier were converted into amphibs, the Boxer and Thetis Bay classes.
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 sci.military.naval FAQ, Part E - Aircraft Carriers
She was completely repaired; the entire flight deck and hangar (except the forward flight deck and the island), were removed down to the floor of the hangar and rebuilt.
USS Block Island (CVE 106), a Commencement Bay class escort carrier, was redesignated LPH 1 on 22 Dec 1957, while she was laid up in reserve.
Block Island had been in reserve since 1954; she was never reactivated nor was any conversion work done.
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 VMF-512
The one on the USS Gilbert Islands was MCVG-2, Col William Campbell commanding.
The islands had a string of bluffs along the shoreline so the favorite tactic was to fly very low until the last moment, then pop up over the bluffs to attack the targets, hoping the element of surprise would work in their favor.
The stop at Leyte was brief as on June 26 the Gilbert Islands with the carriers USS Block Island and Suwanee set sail for Balikpapan, Borneo.
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 Amphibious assault ship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Earlier ships which played a similar role to the current vessels as the heart of an amphibious assault included five Iwo Jima class landing platform helicopter vessels, built in the 1950s and 1960s and various converted fleet and escort carriers.
The first of the type envisaged was the escort aircraft carrier USS Block Island (CVE-106/LPH-1), which never actually saw service as an amphib.
Delays in the construction of the Iwo Jima class saw other conversions made as a stopgap measure; three Essex-class aircraft carriers and one Casablanca-class escort carrier were converted into amphibs, the Boxer and Thetis Bay classes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Amphib   (1024 words)

  
 Bringing the Block Islands together
Efforts are underway to reunite the ship’s bell with the veterans that sailed the two USS Block Islands.
The Block Island Historical Society, the American Legion and the Town of New Shoreham sent an official letter recently to the USS Block Island Association, made up of veterans who served on either of the USS BIs.
The letter invites the association to hold its annual reunion on the island, the namesake of the vessel on which they served their country.
www.blockislandtimes.com /News/2003/0816/News/041.html   (110 words)

  
 ipedia.com: List of ships of the United States Navy Article
USS Enterprise (1775, 1776, 1799, 1831, 1874, CV-6, CVN-65)
USS Saratoga (1780, 1814, 1842, CC-3, CV-3, CVA-60)
USS Somers (1813, 1842, 1898, DD-301, DD-381, DDG-34)
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 USS Block Island CVE-21 CVE-106
In the formation of the Association the Bylaws set forth the Purpose was to Preserve the History of the two USS Block Islands and the Associates of same.
While there may be over 300 names that were not provided with regards the DE's it is only because they were not made available to the Association.
WAS A PHARMACIST'S MATE ON THE USS GILBERT ISLAND CARRIER TASK FORCE 57, ENGAGED IN DEFEATING THE JAPANESE IN THE PACIFIC.
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 Old Dominion University Libraries - Special Collections - Manuscripts
The USS Vulcan Collection was established to preserve the long record of repair support logged by the men and women who have served aboard the Atlantic Fleet's oldest active ship (second in the entire Navy) over the years.
USS Vulcan (AR-5) is the third U.S. Navy vessel to bear the name of the Roman god of fire, metalworking, and craftsmanship.
Vulcan again performed rescue duties in March 1964 when she came to the aid of USS Antares (AKS-33) and helped extinguish an uncontrolled fire that was raging in the supply ship's No. 3 hold.
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 DANFS: USS Block Island (CVE-106)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Block Island Sound is off the south coast of New England.
L.J. Hallenbeck, and commissioned as Block Island 30 December 1944, Captain F.M. Hughes in command.
Block Island was stricken from the Navy List on 1 July 1959 [and sold 23 February 1960].
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Lieutenant Commander Black was the executive officer of the USS BENSON (DD-421) in 1940 and commanding officer of the USS JACOB JONES (DD-130) in 1941.
Most of it was spent leading the cruisers USS BREMERTON (CA-130), 15 to 30 May 1953, and USS ST. PAUL (CA-73), 30 May to 1 June, around like a great Dane on a leash, but at night we had the opportunity of firing harassing and interdiction missions at targets on the beach.
The USS HIGBEE (DD-806) and the BLACK were, in mid March 1965, assigned to Task Group 71.1 and were the first United States warships to partake in the infiltration surveillance mission.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
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 2005 Martin Family News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
He served aboard a "baby flat top" aircraft carrier, the USS Block Island CVE-21, freight troops and supplies across the Atlantic Ocean, then taking on a flight crew and patrolling on submarine patrol duty in the Atlantic theater of operation.
The USS Block Island was sunk in the Atlantic off the coast of North Africa on May 29, 1944, just before the D-Day Normandy Invasion of occupied France.
The USS Block Island was the only U.S. aircraft carrier lost in the Atlantic theater of operation.
www.washburn.edu /cas/art/cyoho/archive/OurFamily/Martins/FamNews   (3223 words)

  
 The Goat Locker
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USS Merrimak A0-179 refueling USS George Washinton CVN-73 and USS Arthur W. Radford DD-968
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 Book Reviews From The Hook Magazine
The venue is the Roadrunners of VFA-36 embarked in USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) during a Persian Gulf deployment.
That on board USS Forrestal (CVA-59) in which 127 died became the best known due to the extensive film footage shot during the event and the subsequent Navywide training film, “Trial by Fire.” Enterprise (CVA(N)-65) suffered a major flight deck fire off Hawaii in 1969 with the loss of 27 sailors.
The growth of North Island is dramatically shown in pictures as development migrates around the coastline.
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 VPNAVY - Shipmates Letter K Summary Page - VP Patrol Squadron
In 1926 he took command of the aircraft tender USS Wright with additional duties as Senior Aide on the Staff of Commander Air Squadrons, Atlantic Fleet, In January of 1927, he reported to the NAS Pensacola, Florida for flight training and was designated naval aviator 3368 in May of that year.
When USS S-4 was sunk in December of that year off Provincetown, however, he was again assigned to command of her salvage operations.
Upon completion he returned to his command of the USS Wright, and had a short cruise as Commander Aircraft Squadrons, Scouting Fleet, until 1928, when he went ashore as Assistant Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics.
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 CADwire.net - Directory > Society > Military > Veterans > Organizations > United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
The division served in France and Germany from Dec. 1944 to May 1945.
USS Block Island CVE-21 CVE-106 - The Internet home of the association, dedicated to the many sailors, aircrews, and pilots who served aboard the WWII Aircraft Carrier, The USS Block Island.
U.S.S. San Francisco Association - History, recollections, campaigns, honors, and photos of the famous American warship.
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 V J DAY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
CELEBRATING V J Day in the 106 ready Room of
I found this photo while looking for the call sign of my dad's ship in WWII.
Like, from the first day of action to the end of the war.
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 Printing - Block Printing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Discusses Gutenberg and also mentions other printed books and when they were made.
Free Quilt Block Clip Art in Black and White for Guild Newsletters
Clip art of various quilt blocks in fl and white for guild newsletters, and printing projects for...
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 Escort Carriers
Shown here of the left is the USS Breton (CVE 23) of the Bogue class.
On the right is the USS Lunga Point (CVE 94) from the Casablanca class, sporting her "Measure 33" camouflage paint.
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 HyperWar: USS Block Island (CVE-106)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Built at Todd-Pacific Shipyards, Inc., Tacoma; and commissioned 30 December 1944
"Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships" -- USS Block Island
For crew lists, and reunions see the Veterans Info Page.
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 uboat.net - Allied Warships - Escort carrier USS Block Island (iii) of the Commencement Bay class
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