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USS Chase was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on March 16, 1943 and launched on April 24, the same year. It was commissioned on July 18, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. V. B. Staadecker’s command with the hull number DE-158 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on January 15, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in New York, Norfolk, Bizerte, Okinawa, Ulithi or Boston. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on February 7, 1946. Several months later, on November 13, USS Chase was sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, the ship received 2 battle stars.