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USS St. George was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on July 31, 1941 and launched on July 18, the following year. It was commissioned on June 14, 1943 as HMS Pursuer with the hull number D-73 under the United Kingdom’s flag and served in the Royal Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on February 12, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 646 men on board and had the main missions in Norway and southern France. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred back to the USA and sold for scrapping in 1946 in Bethlehem to Patapsco Scrap Corporation.