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USS Nassau was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on November 27, 1941 and launched on April 4, the following year. It was commissioned on August 20, 1942 under Capt. Austin K. Doyle’s command with the hull number CVE-16 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on October 28, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 890 men on board and had the main missions in Alameda, Pearl Harbor, Palmyra Island, Nouméa, Espiritu Santo, Alaska, Brisbane or San Diego. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on March 1, 1959 and subsequently sold for scrapping in Japan. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Nassau received 5 battle stars.