Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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Cordova
(CVE-39: dp. 16,620 (f.); l. 495'8"; b. 69'6"; ew. 111'6"; dr. 26'; s. 18 k.; a. 2 5"; cl. Prince William)

A bay on the coast of Alaska.

Cordova (ACV-39) was launched 27 December 1942 by Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Tacoma, Wash.; sponsored by Mrs. A. E. Mitchell. Reclassified CVE-39 on 15 July 1943, Cordova was transferred to the Royal Navy on 25 August 1943, as HMS Khedive. She was returned to United States custody on 26 January 1946 and sold on 23 January 1947 without having had any active service in the U.S. Navy.