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What does CVE stand for?

CVE stands for Escort Carrier (US Navy vessel)

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Hornfischer focuses on the men of the escort carrier unit (call sign) Taffy 3, who fought, flew, and fired to nearly the last shell in a battle that at least one commander commenced by saying, "Survival cannot be expected.
Brown's story covers not only the fleet carriers (CV) and light carriers (CVL) but also escort carriers (CVE) and Catapult Armed Merchant ships (CAM) as well.
Navy veteran of World War II, he served in the Pacific aboard the escort carrier, USS GILBERT ISLANDS (CVE 107) and participated in the battles of Okinawa and Balikpapan, Borneo.
Far from being a young man, he was already 43 and married and with three children before he joined the Escort Carrier which was to be his home for the next 18 months.
In February, 1941, the Ministry of War Transport agreed to reserve ships then being built for possible conversion to escort carriers.