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512’3" | 65’ | 108’1”
1 x 5”; 16 x 40mm
Launched on April 19, 1943 and named Liscome Bay on June 28, 1943 and assigned the hull classification symbol CVE-56 on July 15, 1943. Commissioned on August 7, 1943 with Captain Irving D. Wiltsie in command and underwent training off the West Coast.
On November 24, 1943 at 0430, , the ship went to routine general quarters at 0505 as flight crews prepared their planes for dawn launchings. There was no warning, Japanese Submarine I-175 was shadowing the carrier, and fired a torpedo at the carrier. At about 0510 when a lookout shouted: "... here comes a torpedo!" It struck abaft the after engine room an instant later with a shattering roar. A second major detonation closely followed the first, the entire interior burst into flames. At 0533, Liscome Bay listed to starboard and sank, 272 of her crew were rescued.
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