November 24, THIS DAY IN AMERICAN HISTORY

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November 24, 1943 – World War II: The USS Liscome Bay is torpedoed near Tarawa and sinks, killing 650 men. USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56), a Casablanca-class escort carrier during World War II, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for Liscome Bay in Dall Island in the Alexander Archipelago off Alaska’s southeast coast. She was lost to a submarine attack during Operation Galvanic, with a catastrophic loss of life, on 24 November 1943. Her keel was laid down on 9 December 1942 by Kaiser Shipbuilding Company of Vancouver, Washington, under a United States Maritime Commission contract. She was originally to have been given to the Royal Navy under the terms of Lend-Lease as HMS Ameer, but was reappropriated by the U.S. Navy whilst still being built. She was launched on 19 April 1943 sponsored by Mrs. Ben Moreell, wife of the Chief of the Navy’s Bureau of Yards & Docks…

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