USS Badoeng Strait (CVE-116)

Badoeng Strait operating F4U Corsairs off Korea in 1952. US Navy photo.

Laid Down
1944
Launched
1945
Commissioned
1945
Decommissioned
1957
AD/BC
AD
History

USS Badoeng Strait (CVE-116) was one of the Commencement Bay-class escort carriers. Laid down 18 August, 1944, she commissioned 14 November, 1945, missing World War II. She was out of commission for the last eight months of 1946, and was subsequently used to test new anti-submarine warfare (ASW) equipment while operating in the Pacific. Badoeng Strait made three deployments to Korea, during which she covered the Inchon landings. She was modernized from April to September, 1953, and continued with her ASW trial work until decommissioned again in 1957. She remained in reserve for nearly fifteen years, until scrapped in 1972.

Bonus Information

Fun Fact: Badoeng Strait was originally to be named San Alberto Bay, but her name was changed before launch.