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USS Niantic was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on January 5, 1943 and launched on June 2, the same year. It was commissioned on November 8, 1943 as HMS Ranee with the hull number D-03 under the United Kingdom’s flag and served in the Royal Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on January 22, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 890 men on board. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred back to the USA and struck from the Navy List on January 22, 1947.