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USS Corregidor was a Casablanca-class escort carrier laid down on August 20, 1942 and launched on May 12, the following year. It was commissioned on August 31, 1943 with the hull number CVE-58 under Capt. R. L. Bowman’s command and served in the US Navy for 8 years until it was decommissioned on September 4, 1958. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 916 men on board had the main missions in San Diego, Gilbert Island, Kwajalein, Marshall Island, Manus, the Marianas, Eniwetok, Saipan, Guam or Majuro. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold for scrapping on September 4, 1958. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Corregidor received 4 battle stars.