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USS Long Island was a Long Island-class escort carrier laid down on July 7, 1939 and launched on January 11, 1940. It was commissioned on June 2, 1941 under Commander Donald B. Duncan’s command and served in the US Navy for 5 years until it was decommissioned on March 26, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 970 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, Newfoundland, San Diego, Efate Island, New Hebrides or San Francisco. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 12, 1946 and sold for scrapping in Belgium. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Long Island received 1 battle star.