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USS Prince was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on December 17, 1942 and launched on May 18, the following year. It was commissioned on January 17, 1944 as HMS Rajah with the hull number D-10 under the United Kingdom’s flag and served in the Royal Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on February 7, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 646 men on board. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred back to the USA and struck from the Navy List on February 7, 1947.