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USS Sangamon was a Sangamon-class escort carrier laid down on March 13, 1939 and launched on November 4, the same year. It was commissioned on October 23, 1940 under Commander J. H. Duncan’s command and served in the US Navy for 5 years until it was struck from the Navy List on November 1, 1945. Later, it was reclassified as AVG-26, CVE-26 or ACV-26. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 830 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Norfolk, Hampton Roads, San Diego, Espiritu Santo, New Caledonia, New Hebrides or Eniwetok. After the striking, the ship was sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Sangamon received 8 battle stars.