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Amphibious ships

Three converted Essex class carriers without angled flight deck, and one former escort carrier.

No. Name Former Date

LPH 1 Block Island CVE 105 1 Jun 1958 conversion canceled LPH 4 Boxer CV 21 30 Jan 1959 — LPH 5 Princeton CV 37 2 Mar 1959 — LPH 6 Thetis Bay CVE 90 28 May 1959 — LPH 8 Valley Forge CV 45 1 Jul 1961 —

No. Name Builder Keel Laid Launched Comm.