CVE-112 USS Siboney  
CVE-112 USS Siboney

Class

Commencement Bay Class

Builder

Todd Pacific Shipyards Inc.

Tacoma Washington

Laid down

1. April 1944 

Launched

9. November 1944

Commissioned

14. May 1945

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign

NJRF

Camouflage

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NS Seattle WA
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CVEG-36
8. August 1945 - 15. August 1945
Trip to Hawaii
VF-36 F6F-5 00
VT-36 TBM- 00
last update 1. September 2008
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NS Pearl Harbor HI
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CVEG-36
September 1945 - 23. January 1946
West Pacific (Japan)
VF-36 F6F-5 00
VT-36 TBM- 00
last update 22. January 2008
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NS San Diego CA
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CVEG-36
15. February 1946 - 7. May 1946
West Pacific (Japan)
VF-36 F6F-5 00
VT-36 TBM- 00
last update 1. September 2008
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NS San Diego CA
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9 June 1947 - 26 June 1947
To Norfolk (Ferry Trip)
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last update 26. October 2008
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NS Norfolk VA
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Decommissioned

6. December 1949

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Recommissioned

22. November 1950

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NS Norfolk VA
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27. February 1951 - 10. April 1951
Caribbean
VS-32 AF-2S, AF-2W SR 00
HU-2 Det.  HO3S-1 UR 00
last update 1. September 2008
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NS Norfolk VA
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September 1952 - 14. November 1952
Caribbean
VS- AF-2S, AF-2W ?? 00
HU- Det.  HO3S-1 ?? 00
last update 1. September 2008
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NS Norfolk VA
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November 1952 - January 1953
Modernization and overhaul at Norfolk Naval Shipyard
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NS Norfolk VA
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April 1953 - May 1953
Caribbean
VS-39 AF-2S, AF-2W SN 00
HU-2 Det.  HO3S-1 UR 00
last update 1. September 2008
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NS Norfolk VA
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July 1953 - August 1953
Caribbean
VS-31 AF-2S, AF-2W SP 00
HU-2 Det.  HO3S-1 UR 00
last update 1. September 2008
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NS Norfolk VA
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16. September 1953 - 1. December 1953
Caribbean
VS-31 AF-2S, AF-2W SP 00
HS-2 Det.  HO3S-3S ?? 00
last update 1. September 2008
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NS Norfolk VA
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1953 - April 1953
Caribbean
VS-36 AF-2S, AF-2W SD 00
HS-2 Det.  HO3S-3S ?? 00
last update 1. September 2008
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NS Norfolk VA
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1954 - 1954
Caribbean
VS-22 AF-2S, AF-2W SL 00
HS-1 Det. 14 HO3S-3S HU 00
last update 1. September 2008
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NS Norfolk VA
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Yardtime
28 September 1954 – 22 January 1955
CVE-112 USS Siboney was overhauled at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
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NS Norfolk VA
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February 1955 - April 1956
Caribbean (Guantanamo Bay)
VS-39 AF-2S, AF-2W SN 00
HMR-262 HRS-3  
HS-1 Det. 14 HO4S-3 HU 00
last update 1. September 2008
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NS Norfolk VA
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26 May 1956 – 6 July 1956
Atlantic
VS-22 Det. 58 S2F-1 (3) SL 00
VS-30 Det. 58 S2F-1 (3) SW 00
VC-33 Det. 58 AD-3Q, AD-4Q (1 & 2) SS 810
HS-7 Det. 58 HO4S-3 PS 00
HU-2 Det. 58 HUP-2 (1) UR 64
last update 1. January 2016
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Decommissioned

31. July 1956

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History (short)

Siboney completed fitting out on 23 May 1945 in the Seattle area, and on 31 May 1945, sailed for San Diego. She held shakedown operations in the Bay Area until 3 August. The carrier then loaded bombs, aircraft, and personnel from Air Group 36, and on 8 August departed for Pearl Harbor. Hostilities with Japan ceased the day before Siboney arrived, on 15 August, to discharge her cargo. She was in Hawaiian waters until early September when she sailed for Okinawa, via the Marshall, Caroline, and Philippine Islands.
On 5 October, she stood out of Buckner Bay for Honshū, Japan. En route, the carrier conducted air search operations in an attempt to locate Rear Admiral William Dodge Sample and his PBM Mariner, which had been missing since 2 October. Siboney called at Honshū from 8–11 October, and then continued the search for the missing Mariner, with negative results. The ship operated in the Tokyo Bay area from 24 October until 16 November 1945, when she was ordered to return to the United States. After port calls at Saipan, Manila, Hong Kong, Guam, and Pearl Harbor, she arrived at San Diego on 23 January 1946. The carrier deployed to the western Pacific again from 15 February-7 May.
Siboney stood out of San Diego on 9 June 1947, en route to Norfolk, Virginia. The carrier arrived on 26 June and operated between there and Guantánamo Bay, Cuba until November, when she was inactivated. In March 1948, Siboney was returned to active duty, and, in May, ferried former United States Air Force planes to Yesilkoy, Turkey. She returned to Norfolk for a month and made another voyage to the Near East before entering the Boston Naval Shipyard in October 1948 for a three-month overhaul.
Siboney stood out of Boston in January 1949 for Guantanamo Bay and refresher training. The carrier operated with the Atlantic Fleet until 6 December 1949, when she was placed in the inactive fleet at Philadelphia.
The outbreak of war in Korea in June 1950 brought a need for more combat ships, and Siboney was returned to an active status on 22 November 1950. The carrier put to sea on 2 February 1951 and was assigned to Norfolk. From 27 February-10 April, she carried out extensive training exercises in the Guantanamo Bay area.
She operated in Canadian waters in July and, from September to 14 November, in the Mediterranean with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) units. Siboney participated in evaluation tests and carrier qualifications of A-1 Skyraideres and F4U Corsairs in January 1952. She also tested the new concept of vertical landings, using Marine helicopters. The ship was modernized at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and rejoined the fleet on 20 January 1953. After training in the Caribbean, she operated in the Atlantic with a hunter-killer group until August. From 16 September-1 December, Siboney was again deployed with the 6th Fleet.
1954-1955 were spent in fleet operations along the east coast, from New England to the Caribbean and in midshipman cruises to Spain during the summers. Siboney was overhauled at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard from 28 September 1954 – 22 January 1955. She operated along the east coast until 4 October, when she was ordered to load as many supplies as possible and sail for Mexican waters in the Gulf. Until 19 October, helicopters from the carrier flew relief missions and transported supplies to the inhabitants of Tampico which had been devastated by a hurricane and subsequent flooding.
1956 was Siboney's last year of active service with the fleet. She operated along the east coast from January – May, and then made a final cruise with the 6th Fleet from 26 May - 6 July. The carrier sailed to Philadelphia on 27 July and, four days later, was placed in reserve, out of commission, with the Atlantic Reserve Fleet. Siboney was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 1 June 1970, and sold to Union Minerals and Alloys Corps. a year later for scrap.


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