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USS Edisto was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on October 20, 1942 and launched on March 22, the following year. It was commissioned on September 7, 1943 as HMS Nabob with the hull number D-77 under the United Kingdom’s flag and served in the Royal Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on October 10, 1944. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 1,000 men on board. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred back to the USA, struck from the Navy List and sold for scrapping in the Netherlands in September 1947.