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USS Crouter was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on February 8, 1942 and launched on January 26, the following year. It was commissioned on May 25, 1943 under Lt. J. E. Johansen’s command with the hull number DE-11 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on November 30, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in California, Boston, Noumea, Efate, Espiritu Santo, Viti Levu, Fiji Islands, Pearl Harbor, Majuro, San Pedro, Okinawa, Saipan, Ulithi or New Hebrides. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 19, 1945 and sold for scrapping the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Crouter received 1 battle star.