During 1940-1941 she served in US Navy as Cimarron class oilers. In 1942 converted to the auxiliary aircraft carrier AVG-26, then in August 1942 redesignated ACV-26 and recommissioned. In October 1942 she took part in the Operation Torch the Allies invasion of North Africa. Her aircraft flew combat air patrol, antisubmarine patrol, and ground support missions. Since early 1943 she operated in Solomons area for the next eight months and provided protection for resupply convoys en route to Guadalcanal and for the assault forces moving on the Russells. During 1944 she actively took part in the combat operations in the Marshalls, Palau, New Guinea area, Philippines. In early 1945 she took part in operations over Japanese homeland. On May 4th, 1945 she was heavily damaged by kamikadze attack and went for repairing. In October 1945 she was struck from the Navy Register and sold. During 1950's she passed through multiple owners and finally was scrapped in Japan in August 1960.
Took part in wars:
Operation Torch - Allies landing in the Northern Africa (1942)
Battle of Pacific Ocean (1941-1945)
Battle of Solomon Islands (Guadalcanal) (1942-1943)
New Guinea Campaign (1942-1945)
Battle of the Philippine Sea (1944)
Liberation of Philippines (1944-1945)
Allied Navy Aviation air raids on Japan (1944-1945)
Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger [ 2 6 ];
Stinson L-5 Sentinel [ 1 ].