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USS Glacier was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on June 9, 1942 and launched on September 7, the same year. It was commissioned on July 3, 1943 as HMS Atheling with the hull number D-51 under the United Kingdom’s flag and served in the Royal Navy for a month until it was decommissioned on July 31, 1943. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 890 men on board and had the main missions in the Far East. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred back to the USA and sold for scrapping in 1967 in Italy.