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USS Lake was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on April 22, 1943 and launched on August 18, the same year. It was commissioned on February 5, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. A. D. Weeks’ command as DE-301 and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on December 3, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in Iwo Jima, San Francisco, Okinawa, Ulithi, Peleliu, Pearl Harbor, the Palaus, Eniwetok, Guam or Kwajalein. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 19, 1945 and sold for scrapping the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Lake received 2 battle stars.