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USS Salerno Bay was a Commencement Bay-class escort carrier laid down on February 7, 1944 and launched on September 26, the same year. It was commissioned on May 19, 1945 with the hull number CVE-110 under Capt. W. C. Holt’s command and served in the US Navy for 5 years until it was decommissioned on February 16, 1954. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 1066 men on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Hawaii, Guam, Pearl Harbor, Okinawa, Saipan or Japan. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 1, 1961 and sold for scrapping to Revalorizacion de Materiales.