The USS Haas (DE-424) was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on February 23, 1944, and launched on March 20, the same year. It was commissioned on August 2, 1944, under Lt. Cmdr. A. M. White’s command as DE-424 and served in the U.S. Navy for 9 years until it was decommissioned on January 24, 1958. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had its main missions in San Diego, Guam, Manus, Ulithi, Okinawa, China, and Espiritu Santo. After decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1966, and sold for scrapping the following year.
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