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USS Sitkoh Bay was a Casablanca-class escort carrier laid down on November 22, 1943 and launched on February 12, the following year. It was commissioned on March 21, 1944 with the hull number CVE-85 under Capt. Edgar T. Neale’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on 28 June, 1946. During its activity, the ship had the main missions in San Diego, San Pedro, Pearl Harbor, Majuro Atoll, Guadalcanal, Tulagi, Samar, Okinawa, Guam or Kwajalein. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on March 1, 1959 and sold for scrapping on October 2, the same year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Shipley Bay received 2 battle stars.