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USS Saginaw Bay was a Casablanca-class escort carrier laid down on November 1, 1943 and launched on January 19, the following year. It was commissioned on March 2, 1944 with the hull number CVE-82 under Capt. Frank C. Sutton’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on 19 June, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 916 men on board had the main missions in Alameda, Eniwetok, Manus, Ulithi, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Guam, San Pedro, Hawaii or Boston. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on March 1, 1959 and sold for scrapping to Louis Simons in November 1959. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Saginaw Bay received 5 battle stars.