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USS Gilmore was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on April 1, 1942 and launched on October 22, the same year. It was commissioned on April 17, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. S. C. Small’s command with the hull number DE-18 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on December 29, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, the Marshalls, Kiska, San Pedro, Eniwetok, Attu, Kodiak or Saipan. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 21, 1946 and sold for scrapping the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Gilmore received 1 battle star.