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USS Roi was a Casablanca-class escort carrier laid down on March 22, 1944 and launched on June 2, the same year. It was commissioned on July 6, 1944 with the hull number CVE-103 under Capt. P. H. Lyon’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 9, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 916 men on board and had the main missions in Espiritu Santo, Manus Island, Alameda, Eniwetok, Guam or the Japanese Islands. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 21, 1946 and sold for scrapping to Zidell Machinery & Supply in Portland the same year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Roi received 1 battle star.