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USS Bogue was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on October 1, 1941 and launched on January 15, the following year. It was commissioned on September 26, 1942 under Capt. G. E. Short’s command with the hull number CVE-9 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on November 30, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 890 men on board and had the main missions in Hampton Roads, Bermuda, Quonset Point, Liverpool, San Diego or Adak. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on March 1, 1959 and subsequently sold for scrapping in Japan. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Bogue received 3 battle stars and a Presidential Unit Citation.