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USS Bismarck Sea was a Casablanca-class escort carrier laid down on January 31, 1944 and launched on April 17, the same year. It was commissioned on May 20, 1944 with the hull number CVE-95 under Capt. J. L. Pratt’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was sunk during the battle from Iwo Jima on February 21, 1945. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 923 men on board and had the main missions in Ulithi, the Marshalls, Iwo Jima or San Diego. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Bismarck Sea received 3 battle stars.