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USS Bebas was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on November 27, 1942 and launched on January 9, the following year. It was commissioned on May 15, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. George B. Gilbertson’s command with the hull number DE-10 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 California, Boston, Noumea, Galapagos, Espiritu Santo, Norfolk, New Hebrides, Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, San Pedro, Okinawa, Oahu, Ulithi or the Marshalls. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 1, 1945 and sold for scrapping to the Pacific Bridge Corporation in San Francisco in 1947. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Bebas received 3 battle stars.