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USS Clarence L. Evans was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on December 23, 1943 and launched on March 22, the next year. It was commissioned on June 25, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. W. C. Hughes’ command with the hull number DE-113 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on May 29, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, New York, Glasgow, Southampton, Plymouth, Le Havre, New London or Maine. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on April 18, 1952 and transferred to France where it was renamed Berbère (F-723).