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USS Casablanca was a Casablanca-class escort carrier laid down on November 3, 1942 and launched on April 5, the following year. It was commissioned on July 8, 1943 with the hull number CVE-55 under Capt. W. W. Gallaway’s command and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on June 10, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 916 men on board had the main missions in Strait of Juan de Fuca, San Francisco, Manus, Seattle, Puget Sound, San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Guam, Samar, Palau or Saipan. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold for scrapping on April 23, 1947. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Casablanca received the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Navy Occupation Medal with “ASIA” clasp.