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USS Makassar Strait was a Casablanca-class escort carrier laid down on December 29, 1944 and launched on March 22, the same year. It was commissioned on April 27, 1944 with the hull number CVE-91 under Capt. Warren K. Berner’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on August 9, 1946. During its activity, the ship had the main missions in Eniwetok, Saipan, Pearl Harbor, Bonin Islands, the Ryukyus, Kerama Retto, Guam, Tacoma, San Francisco or San Diego. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on September 1, 1958 and sunk as a target. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Makassar Strait received 2 battle stars.