I served in the British Pacific Fleet from Christmas 1943 until the end of World War II on board an escort carrier, HMS Striker.
What does CVE stand for?
CVE stands for Escort Carrier (US Navy vessel)
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We have 90 other meanings of CVE in our Acronym Attic
- Complete Vehicle Erector (NASA)
- Compliance Verification Engineer (aircraft certification)
- Comprehensive Visual Examination
- Conseil de la Vie Étudiante (French: Council of Student Life)
- Continuing Veterinary Education (various schools)
- Continuing Vocational Education
- Correct Vision Europe (France)
- Countering Violent Extremism (various locations)
- Curriculum Vitae Europeo (Italian: European Curriculum Vitae)
- Customer Value Element
- Cajon Valley Educational Association
- Cedar Valley Entertainment Authority (Cedar Valley, IA)
- Civic and Voter Education Association (various locations)
- Copper Valley Electric Association
- Cisplatin, Velban, Etoposide, Bleomycin (oncology)
- Central Valley Electric Cooperative (New Mexico)
- Central Virginia Electric Cooperative (Colleen, VA)
- Chester Vintage Enthusiasts Club (automobile club; est. 1959; Chester, England, UK)
- Connecticut Valley Electric Company (now Public Service of New Hampshire)
- Constant Velocity Expansion Chamber (type of tuned pipe)
Samples in periodicals archive:
The escort carrier USS Block Island (CVE 106), a larger, Commencement Bay-class ship, entered the yard in 1957 for a similar conversion to a helicopter carrier.
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.
In 1941 she was converted into a flat-top escort carrier, also known as a MAC ship.
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.