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USS Haas 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 US 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 the main missions in San Diego, Guam, Manus, Ulithi, Okinawa, China or Espiritu Santo. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1966 and sold for scrapping the following year.