Ordered with USS Enterprise, USS Yorktown, and USS Wasp from Pearl Harbor to Chase IJN Kaga and IJN Hiyo after sinking of USS Copahee (8/14/1942) Long Island / Archer : Pennant: CVE 1 : Built by: Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) Ordered : Laid down: 7 Jul 1939 : Launched: 11 Jan 1940 : Commissioned: 2 Jun 1941 : End service: 26 Mar 1946 : History: Completed as the merchant Mormacmail. USS Long Island (CVE-1) was a Long Island-class escort carrier launched 11 January 1940 and sold 24 April 1947 list of ships with the same or similar names This article includes a list of ships with the same or similar names. Shortly after arrival, the ship would join the four battleships under Admiral William S. Pye’s command and would provide air cover to reinforce the fleet after the victory over the Japanese at the Battle of Midway. Long Island received one battle star for her World War II service. The USS Long Island was launched in 1940, and tests in 1941 proved the feasibility of operating aircraft off converted cargo ships. However, on 12 March 1948, she was acquired by the Canada-Europe Line for conversion to merchant service. The ship was designed as an \"all-missile\" ship from the very beginning, but was fitted with two 5\"/38 caliber gun mounts amidships at President John F. Kennedy's order. In 1953, she was renamed Seven Seas. January 11, 1940, USS Long Island was launched at Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. The navy acquired the ship on March 6th, 1941 and commissioned her on June 2nd, 1941 with Commander Donald B. Duncan in command of the ship. She was also the second ship to be named after Long Island, New York. The Canada-Europe Line purchased the ship on March 12th, 1948 to convert her to the merchant service. The second ship by the name, USS Long Island was named for the body of water between Connecticut and the northern shore of Long Island, NY. She was repaired and started her last voyage on 13 September 1966. Struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 12 April, she was sold to Zidell Ship Dismantling Company of Portland, Oregon on 24 April 1947 for scrapping. San Diego, California - July 1, 1982 USS Long Island (CVE-1) in San Francisco Bay, California (USA), on 10 June 1944 (80-G-236393).jpg 5,302 × 3,916; 5.1 MB. Europe-Canada Line Brochure, Last retrieved 24 March 2013. Group 1,2,and 3 activate the three AA guns mounted on both sides and the front of the ship. 17 Jul 1942 : USS Long Island resumed carrier pilot training operations. USS Long Island(CVE-1) was a Long Island Class Escort Carrier in the US Navy Arrived at Balboa (5/14/1942) Ordered to Wake Island with USS Wasp (7/4/1942) . Touching at Fiji on 13 August, she then steamed to a point 200 mi (170 nmi; 320 km) southeast of Guadalcanal and launched her aircraft (19 Grumman F4F Wildcats and 12 Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers). For the next year, the escort carrier trained carrier pilots at San Diego. 23 Aug 1942 : USS Long Island arrived at Efate, New Hebrides. Being the first of her kind, Long Island … Originally laid down on July 7th, 1939 by the Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Company in Chester, Pennsylvania, the original ship name was Mormacmail. USS Long Beach (CLGN-160/CGN-160/CGN-9) was a nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser in the United States Navy.She was the only ship of her class and the third Navy ship named after the city of Long Beach, California.. Long Beach was laid down 2 December 1957, launched 14 July 1959 and commissioned 9 September 1961.Long Beach deployed to Vietnam during the war and served … The ship was employed to conduct experiments to prove if it was feasible to operate naval aircraft from cargo ships converted into escort carriers. underway - October 15, 1983 . Escorted by USS Salt Lake City, USS New Orleans, and USS Atlanta.. Prior to the attack by the Imperial Navy on Pearl Harbor, the USS Long Island was based and operated out of Norfolk, Virginia. [2] She left the formation on 17 June and returned to the West Coast to resume carrier pilot training. On 17 July 1965, she had a serious fire and was towed to St John's, Newfoundland. When this ship launches an airstrike, increase the AVI stat of each CV and CVL in your fleet by 5.0% (15.0%) for 8 seconds. Long Island departed San Diego on 8 July and arrived Pearl Harbor on 17 July. USS Long Island (runkonumerot AVG-1, ACV-1 ja CVE-1) oli Yhdysvaltain laivaston Long Island -luokan saattuetukialus.Se oli samalla Yhdysvaltain ensimmäinen saattuetukialus ja luokkansa nimikkoalus. Just four years later in 1953, the ship would see yet another name change to the Seven Seas. USS Long Island. USS Long Island (CVE-1) (originally AVG-1 and then ACV-1) was lead ship of her class and the first escort carrier of the United States Navy. The planes would be the first to reach Henderson field and would prove critical in the taking of Guadalcanal. Reaching San Francisco on 5 June, the ship immediately joined Admiral William S. Pye's Task Force One (TF 1); consisting of seven battleships and provided air cover while at sea to protect the West Coast of the United States and reinforce Admiral Chester Nimitz's forces before, during and after their victory in the Battle of Midway. The U.S. Navy acquired her in March 1941 and converted her to its prototype escort carrier. After V-J Day, she revisited many of these same bases while transporting soldiers and sailors back home during Operation Magic Carpet. Long Island decommissioned on 26 March 1946 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. She was also the second ship to be named after Long Island, New York. Her first assignment was as a guinea pig for conduction aircraft operations off of converted cargo ships. 2 Aug 1942 : USS Long Island departed from Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii with aircraft for the Solomon Islands. USS Chandler (DDG 996) and USS Long Beach (CGN 9) - NAS North Island - April 9, 1983 . USS Long Island was decommissioned on March 26th, 1946 at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. USS Makin Island (LHD-8), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, is the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Makin Island, target of the Marine Raiders' Makin Island raid early on in the United States' involvement in World War II. underway - October 15, 1983 . In 1944–1945, she transported airplanes and their crews from the West Coast to various outposts in the Pacific. This buff does not apply to the airstrike that triggered it. Add Your Name to the CVE-1 Crew Roster . Long Island was launched on January 11th, 1940 and was sponsored by Ms. Dian B. Holt. On August 20th, 1942, the ship was reclassified to ACV-1 and would seail for Efate Island, New Hebrides.  The risks and work conducted by the ship and her aircraft would be immortalized in the movie, the Flying Leatherneck. Reclassified ACV-1 on 20 August, Long Island sailed for Efate Island, New Hebrides, and arrived on 23 August. During 1941, the Long Island operated off the east coast of the U.S. on neutrality patrol, keeping an eye on patrolling German submarines. Just after the Japanese attack, she escorted a convoy to Newfoundland and qualified carrier pilots at Norfolk before departing for the West Coast on 10 May 1942. To use the first plane, acivate group 4 and push the VTOL all the way up, pull the trim all the way down, let the engine run for 5-10 seconds, activate group 5 and pull back on the pitch untill the plane has some decent altitude. After concluding local training at Palmyra Island, the Long Island embarked two squadrons of USMC aircraft and departed for the South Pacific on August 2nd, 1942. Long Island received one battle star for her World War II service. On July 8th, 1942, the Long Island departed San Diego, California and arrived in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on June 17th. She was commissioned June 2, 1941. On the day of the Pearl Harbor attack, the USS Long Island, a giant rigid airship with her squadron of specialized planes, is plunged into the war in the Pacific.From her futuristic base in California to the blue waters of the Solomon Island and to Tokyo itself, the ZRS battles the Japanese juggernaut. She would get repaired and see her final voyage on September 13th, 1966. She would be reclassified as CVE-1 on July 15th, 1943, and between 1944-1945 the ship would transport airplanes and crews from San Diego to various locations throughout the Pacific area of operations. Long Island returned to the west coast 20 September 1942, as the new "baby flattops" took up the slack in the Pacific war zones. The USS Long Island returned to the U.S. West Coast on September 20th, 1942 and would train new carrier pilots in San Diego for the next year. After a training run south to Palmyra Island, she loaded two squadrons of Marine Corps aircraft and got underway for the South Pacific on 2 August. Five days after sailing, the USMC landed at Guadalcanal and needed additional air support. Through World War I, … HullNumber.com's mission is to provide a means for shipmates to keep in touch with one another. USS Long Island (CVE-1) (originally AVG-1 and then ACV-1) was lead ship of her class and the first escort carrier of the United States Navy. USS Long Island (AVG-1) underway with cruisers and destroyers, in August 1941 (80-G-13074).jpg 4,902 × 3,677; 5.55 MB. Die USS Long Island war der erste amerikanische Geleitflugzeugträger und diente später als Passagier-, Schul- und Wohnschiff. Commissioned:                2 June 1941, Struck from the Naval Register:                12 April 1946, Fate:      Scrapped in Belgium in 1977, Displacement:  13,499 long tons (13,716 t), Length:                 492 ft (150 m), Complement:    970 officers and enlisted, Armament:  1 × 5 in (130 mm)/51 cal gun[1], Aircraft carried:                21USS Long Island World War 2 Service, Operations Before the Attack on Pearl Harbor. USS Long Island (AVG-1, later ACV-1 and CVE-1), 1941-1947. USS Long Island in the Pacific Theater of War in WW2 The USS Long Island reached San Francisco, California on June 5 th , 1942. 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