She was commissioned in January 1944. In April 1944 she sailed to the Pacific. In May 1944 she strikes Truk. In August 1944 she operated in Solomons area. In September 1944 she operated against Peleliu. In October 1944 she operated off Philippines and actively took part in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. She damaged Japanese battleships Yamato, Nagato, Kongo. But she was damaged by several Japanese kamikadze aircraft. In November-December 1944 she was operated on the traffic lanes leading to Leyte. In January 1945 she supported operations over Philippines. In February-March 1945 she operated off Iwo Jima and her fighters escorted B-29's bombers during Tokyo raids. In March-May 1945 she supported operation against Okinawa. In June 1945 she returned San Pedro, USA. In the second half of 1945 used for transporting in the Pacific. In July 1946 she was placed in reserve. In June 1955 she was reclassified CVU-80. In 1959 she was scrapped.
Took part in wars:
Battle of Pacific Ocean (1941-1945)
Liberation of Philippines (1944-1945)
Japanese Homeland bombardment (Japanese Homeland Defence) (1943-1945)
Battle of Okinawa (1945)
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Grumman F4F Wildcat [ 6 7 ].