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USS Hollandia was a Casablanca-class escort carrier launched on April 28, 1944. It was commissioned on May 30, the same year with the hull number CVE-97 under Capt. Charles L. Lee’s command and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on January 17, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 916 men on board and had the main missions in Espiritu Santo, Guam, Manus, San Diego, Cuba, Okinawa or Pearl Harbor. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 1, 1960 and sold for scrapping the same year in Portland. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Hollandia received 2 battle stars.