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USS St. Simon was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on April 26, 1943 and launched on September 9, the same year. It was commissioned on December 31, 1943 as HMS Arbiter with the hull number D-31 under the United Kingdom’s flag and served in the Royal Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on April 12, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 890 men on board and had the main missions in the Atlantic and the British Isles. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred back to the USA and sold for scrapping in 1972 in Taiwan.