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USS Jobb was a Rudderow-class destroyer escort laid down on December 20, 1943 and launched on March 4, the following year. It was commissioned on July 4, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. Herbert M. Jones’ command as DE-707 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 13, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 221 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Bora Bora, Manus, Ulithi, New Guinea, Hollandia, Okinawa, Mindoro or Panama. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 1, 1969 and sold for scrapping the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Jobb received 3 battle stars.