In November 1943 she was commissioned. In January-November 1944 she operated in Central and South Atlantic against German U-boats with little success. Also she made raid into Indian Ocean. In the end of 1944 she arrived to Pacific. In the early 1945 she operated off Philippines. In February-March 1945 she strikes against Volcano, Saipan, Tinian; supported landing at Iwo-Jima. In March-April 1945 she supported Okinawa landing. On April 3rd, 1945 she was damaged by kamikadze and lost many aircraft. In April-May 1945 she was repaired. In June 1945 she operated off Okinawa. In July 1945 she returned US. In November 1945 she she conducted tests for the FR Fireball jet-propelled fighters. In April 1946 she was decommissioned and sold for scrap.
Took part in wars:
Battle of Atlantic (1939-1945)
Battle of Pacific Ocean (1941-1945)
Liberation of Philippines (1944-1945)
Battle of Okinawa (1945)
Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger [ 5 ];
Ryan FR-1 Fireball [ 1 ].