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USS Carter was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on November 19, 1943 and launched on February 29, the next year. It was commissioned on May 3, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. F. J. T. Baker’s command with the hull number DE-112 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 10, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in Jamaica, Boston, Derry, Bizerte, Maine, Bizerte, Florida or Oran. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on February 10, 1949 and transferred to the Republic of China where it was renamed Tai Chao (DE-26). For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Carter received one battle star.