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USS Holt was a Rudderow-class destroyer escort laid down on November 28, 1943 and launched on February 15, the following year. It was commissioned on June 9, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. Victor Blue’s command as DE-706 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on July 2, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 186 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Manus, New Guinea, Hollandia, Mindoro, San Pedro, Boston, New York or Panama. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 15, 1974 and sold to South Korea where it was renamed ROKS Chung Nam DE-73. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Holt received 2 battle stars.