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USS Takanis Bay was a Casablanca-class escort carrier laid down on December 16, 1943 and launched on March 10, the following year. It was commissioned on April 15, 1944 with the hull number CVE-89 under Capt. A. R. Brady’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 18, 1946. During its activity, the ship had the main missions in San Diego, Hawaii, Puget Sound or Tokyo Bay. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 1, 1959 and sold for scrapping to Hyman-Michaels Company in Chicago.