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USS Leyte
Rowe dist# k4304
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Displacement: 27,100 tons

Length: 888 ft

Extreme Width: 147ft 6in

Draft: 28ft 7in

Speed: 33 knots

Complement: 3,448 souls

Armament: 12 5in - 72 40mm

Aircraft: 80 plus

Class: Essex "Long Hull"
aka Ticonderoga


USS Leyte
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USS Leyte (CV 32) commissioned - 11 April 1946
sponsored by Mrs. James M. Mead
Capt. Henry F. MacComsey, commanding

The ship was launched - 23 August 1945
by Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co

The third Leyte was laid down as
Crown Point (CV-32) - 21 February 1944
renamed Leyte - 8 May 1945


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7 May 1959
The classification of 36 escort carriers, designated CVE, CVU,
and CVHE, was changed to AKV, Cargo Ship, and Aircraft Ferry.

The change was accompanied by a change in hull numbers and marked
the end of the escort carrier as a combatant ship in the U.S. Navy.

15 May 1959
The classification of four support carriers, CVS, and seven light
carriers, CVL, was changed to Auxiliary Aircraft Transport, AVT.

This change removed the CVL designation from the Navy Vessel Register.

USS Leyte (CVS 32) was redesignated as AVT-10 and
decommissioned at the New York Navy Ship Yard.

1 June 1969
She was stricken from the Navy List.


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