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USS Sitkoh Bay was a Casablanca-class escort carrier laid down on November 23, 1943 and launched on February 19, the following year. It was commissioned on March 28, 1944 with the hull number CVE-86 under Capt. Robert G. Lockhart’s command and served in the US Navy for 10 years until it was decommissioned on 27 July, 1954. During its activity, the ship had the main missions in Alameda, Admiralty Islands, the Marianas, the Marshalls, Roi Island, Ulithi or Eniwetok. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 1, 1960 and sold for scrapping on August 30, 1960 to Eisenberg & Corporation in New York. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Sitkoh Bay received 3 battle stars and another one for the Korean War.