"The aircraft carrier in the shootout scene was the USS Rabaul (CVE/CVHE/AKV-21), which commenced construction in January of 1945. It was based in Tacoma, Washington but never saw duty; being held in reserve for eighteen years until she was finally sold for scrap in 1972, shortly after this film was released. The carrier in the adjoining bay was the USS Badoeng Strait (CVE-116), which was launched in February of 1945 and was used for anti-submarine duty along the west coast. She also performed the same task during three tours in the Korean War, as well as provide close air support. She was modernized in 1953 but decommissioned in 1957 and held in reserve until she was also sold for scrap in 1972."