CVE-113 USS Puget Sound  
CVE-113 USS Puget Sound

Class

Commencement Bay Class

Builder

Todd Pacific Shipyards Inc.

Tacoma Washington

Laid down

12. May 1944

Launched

20. September 1944

Commissioned

18. June 1945

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign

NJRF

Camouflage

Jun. 1946 - Nov. 1946   Measures 21

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NS Seattle WA
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6. July 1945  - July 1945

Trip to San Diego

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last update 2. November 2010
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NS San Diego CA
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MCVEG-6

8 September 1945 - 23 January 1946

West Pacific (Japan)

VMF-

F4U-1D

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VMTB-

TBM-3

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last update 2. November 2010
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NS San Diego CA
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February 1946 - May 1946

West Pacific (Magic Carpet)

Transporting 1,200 returning veterans to CONUS (two Trips)
last update 2. November 2010
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NS San Diego CA
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24. May 1946  - 1. June 1946

Trip to Puget Sound

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last update 2. November 2010
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NS Tacoma
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Decommissioned

18 October 1946

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History (short)

After trials and fitting out in the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Puget Sound steamed south on 6 July 1945 for shakedown out of San Diego, Calif., where she embarked Marine Air Group 6. She departed San Diego on 8 September for brief training in the Hawaiian Islands before proceeding to support the occupation of Japan.
Puget Sound entered Tokyo Bay on 14 October 1945. Her aircraft joined in the show of strength and conducted antimine patrols in support of the landings of the 10th Army at Matsuyama and Nagoya. Thence tactical training took her to the Philippines, Hong Kong, and the Marianas. Loading surplus aircraft in Apra Harbor, Guam, she put to sea on 6 January 1946 en route to Pearl Harbor, where she offloaded the surplus aircraft. At San Diego on 23 January, Marine Air Group 6 was detached and Puget Sound prepared to serve as a "Magic Carpet" home for Pacific war veterans.
From February-May 1946, Puget Sound made two "Magic Carpet" runs between San Diego and Pearl Harbor and one between Alameda, California and Okinawa, transporting 1,200 troops and surplus aircraft.
She steamed north on 24 May 1946 to prepare for inactivation, entering Puget Sound Naval Shipyard on 1 June. Decommissioning there on 18 October, she entered the Pacific Reserve Fleet at Tacoma. Her hull classification and number were changed to CVHE113, effective 12 June 1955, and then to AKV13, cargo ship and aircraft ferry. Struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 1 June 1960, she was sold for scrap on 10 January 1962 to Nicholai Joffee Corp.


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