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USS Card was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on October 27, 1941 and launched on February 27, the following year. It was commissioned on November 8, 1942 under Capt. J. B. Sykes’ command with the hull number CVE-11 and served in the US Navy for 16 years until it was decommissioned on March 10, 1970. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 890 men on board and had the main missions in Alameda, Pearl Harbor, Saigon, Lam Son Nao, Cuba, Guam or Boston. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on September 15, 1970 and subsequently sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Card received 3 battle stars and a Presidential Unit Citation and many other awards for the activity during the Vietnam War.