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USS Pybus was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on June 23, 1942 and launched on October 7, the same year. It was commissioned on May 31, 1943 as HMS Emperor with the hull number D-98 under the United Kingdom’s flag and served in the Royal Navy for several months until it was decommissioned on August 6, 1943. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 646 men on board and had the main missions in Normandy and southern France. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred back to the USA on February 12, 1946 and sold for scrapping the same year to Patapsco Scrap Corporation in Baltimore.