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USS Thetis Bay was a Casablanca-class escort carrier laid down on December 22, 1943 and launched on March 16, the following year. It was commissioned on April 21, 1944 with the hull number CVE-90 under Capt. Donald E. Wilcox’ command and served in the US Navy for 20 years until it was decommissioned on March 1, 1964. During its activity, the ship had the main missions in San Diego, Makin, Kwajalein, San Diego, Alameda, Finschhaven, Guam, Apra Harbor, Bremerton or Long Beach. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on March 1, 1964 and sold for scrapping to Peck Iron & Metal Corporation. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Thetis Bay received 1 battle star.