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CVE-91 USS Makassar Strait Cassablanca-Class Escort Carrier Military Patch

USS MAKASSAR STRAIT

CVE-91

SIZE:  4 1/2" Round

TOP QUALITY EMBROIDERED PATCH

HEAT SEALED BACKING

USS Makassar Strait (CVE–91) was a Casablanca class escort carrier of the United States Navy. She was named after Makassar Strait, the strait between Kalimantan and Salawesi, Indonesia. She was originally classified AVG-91, reclassified ACV-91 on 20 August 1942, and reclassified CVE-91 on 15 July 1943; originally named Ulitaka Bay and renamed Makassar Strait 6 November 1943; laid down by Kaiser Co., Inc., Vancouver, Washington, under Maritime Commission contract 29 December 1943; launched 22 March 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Truman J. Hedding; and commissioned at Astoria, Oregon, 27 April 1944, Captain Warren K. Berner in command. Makassar Strait received two battle stars for World War II service.