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USS Hamlin was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on October 6, 1941 and launched on March 5, the following year. It was commissioned on December 21, 1942 as HMS Stalker with the hull number D-91 under the United Kingdom’s flag and served in the Royal Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on December 29, 1945. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 646 men on board and had the main missions in Salerno and southern France. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred back to the USA and sold for scrapping in 1975 in Taiwan.