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USS Hoggatt Bay was a Casablanca-class escort carrier launched on December 4, 1943. It was commissioned on January 11, the following year with the hull number CVE-75 under Capt. W. V. Saunders’ command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on 20 July, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 916 men on board had the main missions in Manus, San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Leyte, Ulithi or Huon Gulf. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold for scrapping on March 31, 1960. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Hoggatt Bay received 5 battle stars.