The USS Long Island was the very first American escort aircraft carrier. Initially the Long Island was to just be an aircraft transport but was soon made into an escort carrier based on the British experience with their Empire Audacity.
She was the sister of the Royal Navy Archer.
The Long Island was a flush deck carrier with no island.
There was a single elevator in the flight deck. Initially the flight deck didn't go the full length of the Long Island.
The hangar was 120' long.