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USS Bougainville was a Casablanca-class escort carrier launched on May 16, 1944. It was commissioned on June 18, the same year with the hull number CVE-100 under Capt. C. A. Bond’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on November 3, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 916 men on board and had the main missions in San Diego, the Marianas, Admiralty Islands, Eniwetok, the Marshalls, Pearl Harbor, Okinawa or Tacoma. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 1, 1960 and sold for scrapping the same year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Bougainville received 2 battle stars.