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USS Perdido was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on February 1, 1943 and launched on June 16, the same year. It was commissioned on January 31, 1944 as HMS Trouncer with the hull number D-85 under the United Kingdom’s flag and served in the Royal Navy for 2 years until it was returned to the US Navy on March 2, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 890 men on board. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 12, 1946 and sold for scrapping in 1973 in Taiwan.