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USS Cofer was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on May 12, 1943 and launched on September 6, 1943. It was commissioned on January 19, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. Alvin P. Chester’s command with the hull number DE-208 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 28, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in Gibraltar, Tunisia, New Guinea, Leyte, Palau, Ormoc, Mindoro, Luzon or Palawan. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on April 1, 1966. Two years later, in March, the ship was sold for scrap. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Cofer received 8 battle stars.