USS Core CVE at Guam, Marianas 1964
USS Core one of the original Escort Carriers converted from mercantile hulls was transfered to the Military Sea Transportation Services in 1959 and seen here transporting aircraft to Southeast Asia in January of 1964. Ship standard displacement 10,000 tons, length 496 ft overall, beam 112 o.a., draught 26 feet. Speed 18 knots,8,500SHP steam turbines.
Picture added on 12 February 2007