From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

Block Island

Block Island Sound is off the south coast of New England.

Block Island (CVE-8) was built by Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp., Pascagoula, Miss. She was transferred to the United Kingdom, under Lend-Lease, 9 January 1943 and commissioned the following day as HMS Hunter. The vessel was returned to United States' custody 29 December 1945 and sold 17 January 1947.