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USS Conklin was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on November 4, 1943 and launched on February 13, the following year. It was commissioned on April 21, 1944 under Cmdr. D. C. Brown’s command as DE-439 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on January 17, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Guam, Manus, Ulithi, Okinawa, Kossol Roads or Mare Island. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 1, 1970 and sold for scrapping in 1972. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Conklin received 3 battle stars.