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USS Chatham was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on May 25, 1942 and launched on September 19, the same year. It was commissioned on August 11, 1943 as HMS Slinger with the hull number D-26 under the United Kingdom’s flag and served in the Royal Navy for 3 years until it was returned to the US Navy on February 27, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 646 men on board. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold for scrapping in Kaohsiung Taiwan in 1969.