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USS Deede was an Evarts-class destroyer escort launched on April 6, 1943. It was commissioned on July 29, the same year under Lt. Cmdr. J. W. Whaley’s command as DE-263 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on January 9, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 156 people on board and had the main missions in Boston, Pearl Harbor, Makin, Tarawa, Guadalcanal, Eniwetok, the Palaus, Iwo Jima, Ulithi or Tokyo Bay. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold for scrapping the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Deede received 6 battle stars.