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USS Kendall C. Campbell was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on December 16, 1943 and launched on March 19, the following year. It was commissioned on July 31, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. R. W. Johnson’s command as DE-443 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 31, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Panama, Bermuda, Ulithi, Okinawa, Iwo Jima or Luzon. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 15, 1972 and sold for scrapping the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Kendall C. Campbell received 4 battle stars.