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USS Long Island (CVE-1)
Class overview
Succeeded by: Bogue class escort carrier
Completed: 2
Retired: 2
Scrapped: 2
General characteristics
Type: Escort carrier
Speed: 16.5 knots (30.6 km/h)

The Long Island class escort carrier was a two-ship class, originally listed as "AVG" (Aircraft Escort Vessels). They were converted from merchant ships.

The first ship of the class, the USS Long Island (AVG-1), later ACV-1 then CVE-1, was launched on 11 January 1940, and served in the US Navy through World War II.

The second and last ship of the class, the HMS Archer (D78) was launched on 14 December 1939, and served in the Royal Navy through World War II. It is also listed in US Navy records as BAVG-1, the "B" presumably standing for "British."


  • The Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet, James C. Fahey, Associate, United States Naval Institute, Victory Edition, copyright 1945, published by Ships and Aircraft, 1265 Broadway, NY 1, NY.

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