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USS Fair was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on February 24, 1943 and launched on July 27, the same year. It was commissioned on October 23, 1943 under Lt. D. S. Crocker’s command with the hull number DE-35 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on November 17, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Tarawa, Okinawa, Roi Namur, Guam, Ulithi, Kerama Retto, Saipan or San Francisco. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 28, 1945 and transferred to the United States Army in 1947. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Fair received 5 battle stars.