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USS Halloran was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on June 21, 1943 and launched on January 14, the following year. It was commissioned on May 27, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. J. G. Scripps’ command as DE-305 and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on November 2, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 156 people on board and had the main missions in Iwo Jima, Espiritu Santo, Okinawa, Ulithi, Leyte, Luzon, Eniwetok, Pearl Harbor, Manus, Saipan or San Pedro. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 28, 1945 and sold for scrapping in 1947. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Halloran received 3 battle stars.