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USS Barnes was an Attacker-class escort carrier laid down on April 17, 1941 and launched on September 27, the same year. It was commissioned on September 30, 1942 as HMS Attacker with the hull number D-02 under the United Kingdom’s flag and served in the Royal Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on January 5, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 646 men on board and had the main missions in Salerno, Norfolk, southern France or Singapore. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred back to USA, struck from the Navy Register on February 26, 1946 and sold for scrapping in May 1980 in Hong Kong.