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USS Sicily was a Commencement Bay-class escort carrier laid down on October 23, 1944 and launched on April 14, the following year. It was commissioned on February 27, 1946 with the hull number CVE-118 under Capt. B. W. Wright’s command and served in the US Navy for 8 years until it was decommissioned on October 4, 1954. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 1170 people on board and had the main missions in Portland, San Diego, New York, Norfolk, NS Argentia, the Far East or Seoul. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1960 and sold for scrapping the same year to Nicolai Joffe Corportion. For the services brought to the country during the Korean War, USS Sicily received 5 battle stars.