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USS Andres was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on February 12, 1942 and launched on July 24, the same year. It was commissioned on March 15, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. Clayton R. Simmers’ command with the hull number DE-45 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on October 18, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, New York, Guantanamo, Cape Charles, Maine, New London, Florida, Charleston, Norfolk, Gibraltar, Casco Bay or Dry Tortugas. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 1, 1945 and sold for scrapping the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Andres received 3 medals.