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USS J. William Ditter was a Robert H. Smith-class destroyer minelayer launched on July 4, 1944. It was commissioned on October 28, the same year under Comdr. R. R. Sampson’s command with the hull number DD-751 and served in the US Navy for 5 years until it was decommissioned on September 28, 1945. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, Eniwetok, Ulithi, Bermuda, Okinawa, Kerama Retto or San Diego. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold for scrapping in 1946. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS J. William Ditter received 1 battle star.