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USS Rendova was a Commencement Bay-class escort carrier laid down on June 15, 1944 and launched on December 29, the same year. It was commissioned on October 22, 1945 with the hull number CVE-114 under Capt. R. W. Ruble’s command and served in the US Navy for 9 years until it was decommissioned on June 30, 1955. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 1066 men on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Hawaii, San Francisco, Turkey, Panama, Suez, Tsingtao, Okinawa, Brementon or Korea. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 1, 1971. For the services brought to the country during the Korean War, USS Rendova received 2 battle stars.