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USS Coffman was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on September 9, 1943 and launched on November 28, the same year. It was commissioned on December 27, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. W. H. Putnam’s command with the hull number DE-191 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on April 30, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in Bizerte, Casablanca, Iceland, Rhode Island or Virginia. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck on July 1, 1972 and sold for scrapping the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Coffman received 1 battle star.