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USS Charles J. Kimmel was a Rudderow-class destroyer escort laid down on December 1, 1943 and launched on January 15, the following year. It was commissioned on April 20, 1944 as DE-584 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on January 15, 1947. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 204 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, Manus, Hingham, Boston, New Guinea, Hollandia, Leyte, Lingayen, Okinawa or Samar. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 30, 1968 and used as a target ship during the training exercises the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Charles J. Kimmel received 1 battle star.