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USS Cape Esperance was a Casablanca-class escort carrier launched on March 3, 1944. It was commissioned on April 9, the same year with the hull number CVE-88 under Capt. R. W. Bockius’ command and served in the US Navy for 15 years until it was decommissioned on January 15, 1959. During its activity, the ship had the main missions in San Diego, Bremerton, Ulithi, Guam, Formosa, China coast or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold for scrapping in May 14, 1959. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Cape Esperance received 2 battle stars.