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USS Solomons was a Casablanca-class escort carrier laid down on March 19, 1943 and launched on October 6, the same year. It was commissioned on November 21, 1943 with the hull number CVE-67 under Capt. M. E. Crist’s command and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on May 15, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 916 men on board had the main missions in Balboa, San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Alameda, Recife or Rio de Janeiro. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 5, 1946 and sold for scrapping on December 22, 1946 to Patapsco Scrap Corporation in Bethlehem.