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USS Fleming was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on December 24, 1942 and launched on June 16, the following year. It was commissioned on September 18, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. R. J. Toner’s command with the hull number DE-32 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on November 15, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Tarawa, Okinawa, Eniwetok, Guam, Ulithi, Tinian, Saipan or Makin. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 28, 1945 and sold for scrapping in 1948. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Fleming received 4 battle stars.