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USS Harold C. Thomas was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on April 30, 1942 and launched on December 18, the same year. It was commissioned on May 31, 1943 under Comdr. H. Reich’s command with the hull number DE-21 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on October 26, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in San Francisco, Pearl Harbor, the Marshalls, Majuro, the Marianas, San Pedro, Eniwetok, the Gilberts or the Palaus. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 28, 1945 and sold for scrapping the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Harold C. Thomas received 2 battle stars.