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USS Delgada was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on October 9, 1942 and launched on February 20, the following year. It was commissioned on November 20, 1943 as HMS Speaker with the hull number D-90 under the United Kingdom’s flag and served in the Royal Navy for 3 years until it was returned to the US Navy on July 27, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 646 men on board and had the main missions in Panama, Norfolk, Staten Island, Liverpool, Greenock, Gibraltar, Colombo, Ceylon, Alexandria or Aden. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold for scrapping in 1972 in Taiwan.