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USS Estero was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on October 31, 1942 and launched on March 22, the following year. It was commissioned on November 3, 1943 as HMS Premier with the hull number D-23 under the United Kingdom’s flag and served in the Royal Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on May 21, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 890 men on board. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred back to the USA, struck from the Navy List on May 21, 1946 and sold for scrapping in Taiwan in 1974.