The Bogue class were a class of escort carriers built in the United States for service with the U.S. Navy and (under lend-lease) the Royal Navy during World War II. Following the war, ten Bogue-class ships were kept in service by the U.S. Navy and were used for helicopter and aircraft transport operations.
The ships operated by the Royal Navy were renamed and grouped as the Attacker class and the Ruler class. Following the war, those ships that served with the Royal Navy were returned to the United States and were either scrapped or converted for mercantile use.
These vessels were equipped with a variety of weapons, including one or two main guns of 4″/50 caliber, 5″/38 caliber or 5″/51 caliber, plus 40 mm Bofors and 20 mm Oerlikons. The type of main gun and number of smaller guns changed over the course of the war. They could carry as many as 28 aircraft operationally, or more if operating as an aircraft transport with additional aircraft secured to the flight deck.
The 10 remaining Bogue-class escort carriers in US service were re-designated as “helicopter escort carriers” (CVHE) in 1955 and five of these were re-designated as “utility escort carriers” (CVU) in 1958, then aircraft ferry (AKV) in 1958 and operating under US Maritime Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) during the Vietnam War.
A 3D Printed Board Game Miniature Piece for a variety of board games, such as;
- Axis and Allies
- Conflict and Chaos: Vietnam 1965
Approximate Dimensions: 10 mm wide x 52 mm long x 10 mm height
Approximate Weight: 1 gram
Color: Olive Green
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