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USS Brackett was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on February 12, 1943 and launched on August 1, the same year. It was commissioned on October 18, 1943 under Lt. John H. Roskilly’s command with the hull number DE-41 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on November 23, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, Majuro, Okinawa, Saipan, Ulithi, Guam, Wotje, Taroa or the Marshalls. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 5, 1945 and sold for scrapping to the National Metal and Steel Corporation in Terminal Island in 1947. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Brackett received 3 battle stars.