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MIDDLE EAST CRUISE J
uss DUXBURY BAY
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BRIEF HISTORY OF THE USS DUXBURY BAY CAV?-333
The USS DUXBURY BAY is a small seaplane 'render 3I0 feel long and 42 fee'I wide. Whera fully manned she
has a compIemen'I' of .250 men. She began hercareer on 2 Ociober I944, when she was launched aff 'rhe lake Wash-
ing'I'on Shipyard, Kirkland, Washinglon. The name DUXBURY BAY came from a bay of Ilwe same in Massak
chuse++s. She was commissioned aI' Lake Washingron on 3I December I944. I
A+ San Diego, in February. I945. She conducfed her shakedown cruise and performed her Hrs? flevfcling
The DUX Ieff I'he S'ra'Ies on I2 March I945, for Pearl Harbor. Upon arrival she was assig Sed I'o Commander
Air Force, U. S. Pacific FIeeI'. From Pearl Harbor she proceeded +o Eni'Iwe+ok, Ihe Marshall Islands, Guam, 'I'he
Caroline Islands and Okinawa. I+ was aI' Okinawa 'rhar +he DUXBURY BAY saw i+s only aclion during World War II.
During an air a'I"rack she suffered sIighI' damage and IosI' one man. This was in May, I945. She conlinued 'I'o Iend
seaplanes un'riI 'rhe end of hosI'iIi+ies. Af+er I'he war she re+urned Io San Francisco, arriving Ihere in OcI'ober, I946.
In I947 and I948 Ihe DUX made Iwo cruises Io 'rhe Far EasI'. In March, I949, she was underway for a round-
'Ihe-world cruise Ihaf Iook her Io Pearl Harbor, Manila, Singapore, Colombo, and Ihe Persian Gulf. On Ihis Irip she
remained in +he Gulf for one monlh, serving as Flagship, Commander Middle Easl' Force.
In January, 'rhe DUX again deparled for Ihe Persian Gulf and Io du+y as Flagship, Commander Middle Easl
Force. Since +ha'r 'rime she has compIeI'ed seven cruises 'ro 'rhe Persian Gulf.
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