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USS St. Andrews was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on March 12, 1943 and launched on July 31, the same year. It was commissioned on December 7, 1943 as HMS Queen with the hull number D-19 under the United Kingdom’s flag and served in the Royal Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned in July 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 646 men on board. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred back to the USA, struck from the Navy List in July 1947 and sold for scrapping in 1972 in Taiwan.