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USS Sunset was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on February 23, 1943 and launched on July 15, the same year. It was commissioned on November 19, 1943 as HMS Thane with the hull number D-48 under the United Kingdom’s flag and served in the Royal Navy for 2 years until it was returned to the US Navy on May 12, 1945. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 890 men on board. After the decommissioning, the ship was later sold for scrapping.