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USS Acree was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on November 30, 1942 and launched on May 9, the following year. It was commissioned on July 19, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. William H. Siegmund’s command with the hull number DE-167 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on April 1, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Norfolk, Galapagos, Bora Bora, Society Islands, New Caledonia, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, Fiji Islands, Russell Islands, Saipan, Eniwetok or Kwajalein. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on July 1, 1972 and sold for scraping to Boston Metals Co. in Baltimore the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Acree received 5 battle stars.