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USS Decker was an Evarts-class destroyer escort launched as BDE-47 on July 24, 1942. It was commissioned instead as USS Decker on March 4, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. A. B. Adams’ command as DE-47 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on August 28, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in Newport, Galveston, Norfolk, Casablanca, Bizerte, Oran, Palermo or Charleston. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold to Republic of China the same year where it was renamed ROCS Tai Ping F-22. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Decker received 3 medals and one service star.