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USS Canfield was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on February 23, 1943 and launched on April 6, 1943. It was commissioned on July 22, the same year under Cmdr. J. B. Cleland’s command as DE-262 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on December 21, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in Boston, Pearl Harbor, San Diego, San Francisco, Majuro, Eniwetok, the Marshalls, Iwo Jima, Ulithi or Tokyo Bay. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold for scrapping in 1947. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Canfield received 4 battle stars.