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USS Anzio was a Casablanca-class escort carrier laid down on December 12, 1942 and launched on May 1, the following year. It was commissioned on August 27, 1943 with the hull number CVE-57 under Capt. Herbert W. Taylor’s command and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on August 5, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 916 men on board had the main missions in the Gilberts, the Marshalls, the Solomons, New Guinea, the Marianas, Bonin or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on March 1, 1959 and sold for scrapping on November 24, the same year, to Master Metals Corporation. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Anzio received 9 battle stars and 11 Navy Unit Commendations.