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USS Copahee was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on June 18, 1941 and launched on October 21, the same year. It was commissioned on June 15, 1942 under Capt. J. G. Farrell’s command with the hull number CVE-12 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on July 5, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 890 men on board and had the main missions in Alameda, Pearl Harbor, Nouméa, Fiji, Cuba, Brisbane or Eniwetok. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on March 1, 1959 and subsequently sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Copahee received 1 battle star.