Long Island escort carrier

The Long Island (CVE-1), the prototype escort carrier, as an aircraft transport, June 1944. Note that she still retained her arresting gear at this time. The original freighter superstructure is visible amidships, forward of her short hangar. Drawing and text from https://www.amazon.com/U-S-Aircraft-Carriers-Illustrated-History/dp/0870217399 U.S. Aircraft Carriers: An Illustrated Design History, by Norman Friedman, via Navsource.

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