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USS Carnegie was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on September 9, 1942 and launched on December 30, the same year. It was commissioned on August 12, 1943 as HMS Empress with the hull number D-42 under the United Kingdom’s flag and served in the Royal Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on March 28, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 890 men on board and had the main missions in the Pacific and the Indian Oceans. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred back to the USA on January 28, 1946 and sold for scrapping in 1946.