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Alava Bay

A bay indenting the southeastern shore of the Aleutian island of Revillagigedo, four miles northeast of Point Alava, located near the southern entrance of the Behm Canal, near 55°55' north latitude, 131°07' west longitude.


The escort aircraft carrier Alava Bay (CVE-103), her name assigned on 23 September 1943, was laid down under a Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1140) on 22 March 1944 at Vancouver, Wash., by the Kaiser Co.; but she was renamed Roi (q.v.) on 26 April 1944, in keeping with the policy of renaming CVE's to commemorate victorious battles of the then still ongoing war.

Published: Thu Jun 11 16:01:39 EDT 2015