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USS Nehenta Bay was a Casablanca-class escort carrier launched on November 28, 1943. It was commissioned on January 3, the following year with the hull number CVE-74 under Capt. Horace A. Butterfield’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on 15 May, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 916 men on board had the main missions in Manus, San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Majuro, Eniwetok, the Marianas, Ulithi or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold for scrapping on June 29, 1960 to Coalmarket, Inc. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Nehenta Bay received 7 battle stars.