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USS Kalinin Bay was a Casablanca-class escort carrier laid down on April 26, 1943 and launched on October 15, the same year. It was commissioned on November 27, 1943 with the hull number CVE-68 under Capt. C. R. Brown’s command and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on May 15, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 916 men on board had the main missions in Saipan, San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Guam, Woendi or Manus. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold for scrapping on December 8, 1946 to Patapsco Steel Corporation in Baltimore. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Kalinin Bay received 5 battle stars and the Presidential Unit Citation.