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USS Carlson was an Evarts-class destroyer escort launched on May 10, 1943. It was commissioned on May 10, the same year under Lt. H. E. Purdy’s command with the hull number DE-9 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on December 10, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in California, Boston, Kerama Retto, the Solomons, Espiritu Santo, Norfolk, Guadalcanal, Leyte, Eniwetok, San Pedro, Okinawa, Saipan, Ulithi or the Philippines. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold for scrapping the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Carlson received 2 battle stars.