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USS Bolinas was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on August 3, 1942 and launched on November 11, the same year. It was commissioned on July 22, 1943 as HMS Begum with the hull number D-38 under the United Kingdom’s flag and served in the Royal Navy for several months until it was decommissioned on August 1, 1943. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 646 men on board and had the main missions in the Indian Ocean. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred back to the USA and sold for scrapping in 1974 in Taiwan.