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USS Chaffee was a Rudderow-class destroyer escort launched on November 27, 1943. It was commissioned on May 9, the following year under Lt. Cmdr. A. C. Jones’ command as DE-230 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 15, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 186 people on board and had the main missions in Charleston, Bayonne, New Guinea, Leyte, Lingayen, Okinawa, Mindanao or Parang. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 29, 1948 and sold for scrapping the same year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Chaffee received 2 battle stars.