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USS Point Cruz was a Commencement Bay-class escort carrier laid down on December 4, 1944 and launched on May 18, the following year. It was commissioned on October 16, 1945 as CVE-119 under Commander Douglas T. Day’s command and served in the US Navy for 10 years until it was decommissioned on October 16, 1969. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 1066 people on board and had the main missions in Puget Sound, Brementon, San Diego, Sasebo, Yokosuka or Long Beach. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on September 15, 1970 and sold for scrapping a year later.