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USS Tripoli was a Casablanca-class escort carrier laid down on February 1, 1943 and launched on July 13, the same year. It was commissioned on October 31, 1943 with the hull number CVE-64 under Capt. Wendell G. Switzer’s command and served in the US Navy for 15 years until it was decommissioned on November 25, 1958. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 916 men on board had the main missions in Astoria, San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Alameda, Yokosuka, Hilo or Batavia. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on February 1, 1959 and sold for scrapping in January, the following year.