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USS Jaccard was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on January 25, 1944 and launched on March 18, the same year. It was commissioned on July 26, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. C. R. Hamilton’s command as DE-355 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on September 30, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in Okinawa, Norfolk, Panama Canal, Hollandia, Manus, Manila, Subic Bay, Boston, Hampton Roads or Leyte. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 1, 1967 and used as a target ship during training exercises the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Jaccard received 1 battle star.