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USS Attu was a Casablanca-class escort carrier laid down on March 16, 1944 and launched on May 27, the same year. It was commissioned on June 30, 1944 with the hull number CVE-102 under Capt. H. F. MacComsey’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 8, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 860 men on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Espiritu Santo, Cuba, Alameda, Eniwetok, Guam or Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 3, 1946 and sold for scrapping the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Attu received 2 battle stars.