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USS Lunga Point was a Casablanca-class escort carrier laid down on January 19, 1944 and launched on April 11, the same year. It was commissioned on May 14, 1944 with the hull number CVE-94 under Capt. G. A. T. Washburn’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on October 24, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 916 men on board and had the main missions in Ulithi, Eniwetok, Iwo Jima, New Guinea, Leyte, Shanghai or San Diego. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 1, 1960 and sold for scrapping to Hyman Michaels Corporation in San Diego. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Lunga Point received 5 battle stars.