Sunday, March 03, 2013
Is the Guantanamo Naval Base abandoned
The lease limits the US to military use of the Bay. Since there are no coal fueled ships remaining in the US Navy, the US has ceased to used the Bay as a coaling station. There are no carriers home ported to Guantanamo Bay. USS Gambier Bay (CVE-73) was associated with Guantanamo Bay. It was a Casablanca class escort carrier, sunk in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.