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USS Dobler was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on April 1, 1942 and launched as BDE-48 on July 24, the same year. It was commissioned instead as USS Dobler on May 17, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. A. J. Smith’s command as DE-48 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on October 2, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in Port Arthur, Boston, Norfolk, New York, Bizerte, Oran, Palermo or New London. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 24, 1945 and sold for scrapping the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Dobler received 3 medals and one battle star.