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    1944    


    Specifications

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    1050crew
    24000full load (tn)
    169.90length (m)
    22.30beam (m)
    8.50draught (m)
    8500range (nm)
    19max speed (knots)
    16000power (shp)
    4Naval Engine steam turbines


    Shipyards

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    US Tacoma Boatbuilding - 1


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    USUS NavyCVE-118USS SicilyNKCA - 11819461954





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    Events

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    1944-oct-23Laid downUS CVE-118 USS Sicily Todd Pacific Shipyard no. 68
    1945-apr-14LaunchedUS CVE-118 USS Sicily as USS Sandy Bay
    1946-feb-27CommissionedUS CVE-118 USS Sicily as USS Sicily
    1948-augPort VisitUS CVE-118 USS Sicily alongside in Glasgow on 9 Aug, offloading aircraft to be flown on to Germany.
    1951-feb-5Port VisitUS CVE-118 USS Sicily returned to San Diego, following 1st Korean War deployment
    1951-jun-13DeploymentUS CVE-118 USS Sicily operated off Korean west coast with US 7th Fleet with TG95.1 as TE95.11, relieving and being relieved by HMS Glory from time to time, until Sep 1951.
    1952-sep-1DeploymentUS CVE-118 USS Sicily landed US Marines off Inchon, using HRS-1 of HMR-161, including 122789 / HR-69.
    1952-sep-4DeploymentUS CVE-118 USS Sicily operated off Korean west coast with US 7th Fleet with TG95.1 as TE95.11, relieving and being relieved by HMS Ocean, until 13 Sep 1952. VMA-312 embarked.
    1952-oct-6DeploymentUS CVE-118 USS Sicily operated in Sea of Japan off Korean coast with US 7th Fleet with TG76, until 16 Oct 1952. VMA-312 embarked.
    1954-oct-4DecommissionedUS CVE-118 USS Sicily
    1959-may-7US CVE-118 USS Sicily while in reserve (at Hunters Point ?), redesignated AKV-18.
    1960-jul-1StruckUS CVE-118 USS Sicily
    1960-oct-31Fate: scrappedUS CVE-118 USS Sicily sold for scrap






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