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USS Bairoko was a Commencement Bay-class escort carrier launched on January 25, 1945. It was commissioned on July 16, 1945 with the hull number CVE-115 under Capt. H. B. Temple’s command and served in the US Navy for 10 years until it was decommissioned on February 18, 1955. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 1086 men on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Eniwetok or Korea. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 1, 1960 and sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the Korean War, USS Bairoko received 3 battle stars.