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USS Barnes was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on January 19, 1942 and launched on May 2, the following year. It was commissioned on February 20, 1943 under Capt. Cato Douglas Glover’s command with the hull number CVE-20 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on August 29, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 890 men on board and had the main missions in Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands, Caroline Islands, Luzon or Boston. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on March 1, 1959 and subsequently sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Barnes received 3 battle stars.