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USS Dempsey was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on October 1, 1942 and launched on February 19, the following year. It was commissioned on July 24, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. H. A. Barnard’s command with the hull number DE-26 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on November 22, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in Leyte, San Francisco, Pearl Harbor, Espiritu Santo, Viti Levu, Fiji Islands, the Gilberts, Majuro, Kwajalein, Noumea, Manus, Peleliu or the Solomons. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 28, 1945 and sold for scrapping in 1947. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Dempsey received 3 battle stars.