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USS Engstrom was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on April 1, 1942 and launched on July 24, the same year. It was commissioned on June 21, 1943 under Lt. D. A. Nienstedt’s command as DE-50 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on December 19, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, Panama Canal, San Diego, Attu, Paramushiro, Mare Island, Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, Saipan, Ulithi, Guam, Iwo Jima, Okinawa or San Pedro. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 8, 1946 and sold for scrapping the same year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Engstrom received 3 medals.