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USS Cordova was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on September 22, 1942 and launched on January 30, the following year. It was commissioned on August 25, 1943 as HMS Khedive with the hull number D-62 under the United Kingdom’s flag and served in the Royal Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on July 19, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 646 men on board. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred back to the USA on January 26, 1946 and sold for scrapping in Spain in 1975.