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USS Evarts was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on October 17, 1942 and launched on December 7, the same year. It was commissioned on April 15, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. C. B. Henriques’ command with the hull number DE-5 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 Boston, Palermo, Casablanca, Norfolk, Bizerte, Oran, New London or New York. After the decommissioning, the ship sold for scrapping in 1946. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Evarts received 3 medals and a Combat Action Ribbon.