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Photo #: NH 106713
USS Thetis Bay (CVHA-1, later LPH-6)
Underway at slow speed, 17 September 1956.
Originally constructed during World War II as an escort aircraft carrier (CVE-90), Thetis Bay completed conversion to an assault helicopter aircraft carrier (CVHA) in early September 1956. Her classification was changed to amphibious assault ship (LPH-6) in May 1959.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.
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Image posted 12 January 2010