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USS Winjah was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on June 5, 1943 and launched on November 22, the same year. It was commissioned on February 18, 1944 as HMS Reaper with the hull number D-82 under the United Kingdom’s flag and served in the Royal Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on July 2, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 890 men on board. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred back to the USA and struck from the Navy List on July 8.