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USS Day was a Rudderow-class destroyer escort launched on October 14, 1943. It was commissioned on June 10, the following year under Lt. Cmdr. K. E. Read’s command as DE-225 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 16, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 186 people on board and had the main missions in New York, Hollandia, Morotai, Leyte, Lingayen, Legaspi, Borneo or Manila. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 30, 1968 and used as a target ship during training exercises the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Day received 2 battle stars.