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USS Dionne was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on January 27, 1943 and launched on March 10, 1943. It was commissioned on July 16, the same year under Lt. Cmdr. R. S. Paret’s command as DE-261 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on January 18, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in Boston, Pearl Harbor, Norfolk, San Francisco, Saipan, Eniwetok, the Marshalls, Iwo Jima, Ulithi or Guam. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on February 7, 1946 and sold for scrapping the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Dionne received 6 battle stars.