She was originally to have been given to the Royal Navy under Lend-Lease as HMS Ameer, but was taken by US Navy and commissioned in August 1943. In November 1943 she took part in the Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign, when Tarawa and Makin atolls were captured, her aircraft many sorties supported landings and ground operations, and intercepted enemy raids. On November 23rd, 1943 she was sank by Japanese submarine I-175 in Butaritari Island (Gilbert Islands) area. 644 crewmen lost.
Took part in wars:
Battle of Pacific Ocean (1941-1945)
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