Length: 888 ft
Extreme Width: 147ft 6in
Draft: 28ft 7in
Speed: 33 knots
Armament: 12 5in - 72 40mm
Aircraft: 80 plus
Class: Essex "Long Hull"
CV32 * CV62
sponsored by Mrs. James M. Mead
Capt. Henry F. MacComsey, commanding
The ship was launched - 23 August 1945
The third Leyte was laid down as
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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