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USS Hemminger was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on May 8, 1943 and launched on September 12, the same year. It was commissioned on May 30, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. J. R. Bodler’s command with the hull number DE-746 and served in the US Navy for 10 years until it was decommissioned on February 21, 1958. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in Eniwetok, the Marshalls, Sakishima Gunto, Okinawa, Guam, California, Norfolk or Canada. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred to Thailand where it was renamed HTMS Pin Klo (DE-1). On September 3, 1974 the ship was struck from the Navy List.