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USS Liscome Bay was a Casablanca-class escort carrier laid down on December 9, 1942 and launched on April 19, the following year. It was commissioned on August 7, 1943 with the hull number CVE-56 under Capt. Irving D. Wiltsie’s command and served in the US Navy for a few months before being sunk on November 24, 1943. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 916 men on board had the main missions in San Diego, Pearl Harbor, the Gilberts, Tarawa Atoll or Makin A. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Liscome Bay received 1 battle star.