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USS Tracker was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on November 3, 1941 and launched on March 7, the following year. It was commissioned on January 31, 1943 as HMS Tracker with the hull number D-24 under the United Kingdom’s flag and served in the Royal Navy for 3 years until it was returned to the US Navy in November 1945. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 646 men on board. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold for scrapping in 1964.