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USS Sargent Bay was a Casablanca-class escort carrier laid down on November 8, 1943 and launched on January 31, the following year. It was commissioned on March 9, 1944 with the hull number CVE-83 under Capt. William Theodore Rassieur’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on 23 June, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 916 men on board had the main missions in Saipan, Eniwetok, Manus, Ulithi, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Guam, San Pedro, Hawaii or Boston. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 30, 1959 and sold for scrapping to J. C. Berkwitt Corporation in September. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Sargent Bay received 6 battle stars.