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USS St. Lo was a Casablanca-class escort carrier laid down on January 23, 1943 and launched on August 17, the same year. It was commissioned on October 23, 1943 with the hull number CVE-63 under Capt. Francis J. McKenna’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was sunk by a kamizake aircraft on October 25, 1944. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 916 men on board had the main missions in Saipan, Eniwetok, Pearl Harbor, Tinian, Manus, Mios Woendi or Leyte. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS St. Lo received 4 battle stars and the Presidential Unit Citation for the activity during the Battle off Samar.