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Long Island Class Escort Carriers

The Long Island-class escort carrier was a two-ship class, originally listed as "AVG" (Aircraft Escort Vessels). They were converted from merchant ships.

The first ship of the class—USS Long Island, originally AVG-1, later ACV-1 then CVE-1—was launched on 11 January 1940, and served in the United States Navy through World War II.

The second and last ship of the class—HMS Archer (D78)—was launched on 14 December 1939, and served in the Royal Navy through World War II. It is also listed in U.S. Navy records as BAVG-1; the "B" presumably stood for "British".

From Wikipedia

Class overview
Name: Long Island-class escort carrier
Operators:  United States
Preceded by: N/A
Succeeded by: Bogue-class 
escort carrier
Completed: 2
Retired: 2
Scrapped: 2
General characteristics
Type: Escort carrier
Length: 404 ft 2.4 in (123.200 m)
(length of flight
492 ft (150 m)
(length overall)
Beam: 102 ft (31 m)
Draft: 25 ft 2 in (7.67 m)
Installed power: 8,500 hp 
(6,300 kW)
Propulsion: 1 × diesel engine
1 × screw
Speed: 16.5 kn 
(19.0 mph;
30.6 km/h)
Range: 10,000 nmi 
(12,000 mi; 19,000 km) at 14 kn (16 mph; 26 km/h)[3]
Complement: 856[4]
Aircraft carried: Hangar Capacity: 16
Flight Deck Storage: 46
Aviation facilities: 1 × e

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