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USS Baffins was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on July 18, 1942 and launched on October 18, the same year. It was commissioned on July 20, 1943 as HMS Ameer with the hull number D-01 under the United Kingdom’s flag and served in the Royal Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on March 20, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 890 men on board and had the main missions in Vancouver, Trincomalee, Akyab, Cheduba Island, Malaya and Phuket Island. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred back to the USA and sold for scrapping in 1969 in Taiwan.