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USS Siboney was a Commencement Bay-class escort carrier laid down on April 1, 1944 and launched on November 9, the same year. It was commissioned on May 14, 1945 with the hull number CVE-112 under Capt. Stanhope Cotton Ring’s command and served in the US Navy for 10 years until it was decommissioned on July 31, 1956. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 1066 men on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Hawaii, Tokyo Bay, Hong Kong, Guam, Pearl Harbor, Okinawa, Saipan or Japan. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 1, 1970 and sold for scrapping to Union Minerals and Alloys Corps.