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USS Tulagi was a Casablanca-class escort carrier laid down on June 7, 1943 and launched on November 15, the same year. It was commissioned on December 21, 1943 with the hull number CVE-72 under Capt. Joseph Campbell Cronin’s command and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on 30 April, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 860 men on board had the main missions in Seattle, Oran, Norfolk, San Diego, Pearl Harbor or the Marianas. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 8, 1946. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Tulagi received 4 battle stars.