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USS Badoeng Strait was a Commencement Bay-class escort carrier laid down on August 18, 1944 and launched on February 15, the following year. It was commissioned on November 14, 1945 with the hull number CVE-116 under Capt. Thomas A. Turner’s command and served in the US Navy for 11 years until it was decommissioned on May 17, 1957. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 1072 men on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Hawaii, Korea or Bremerton. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the Korean War, USS Badoeng Strait received 6 battle stars and the Navy Unit Commendation.