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USS Lamons was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on April 10, 1943 and launched on August 1, the same year. It was commissioned on February 29, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. C. K. Hutchison’s command with the hull number DE-743 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 14, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in San Francisco, Saipan, the Marianas, Leyte, Palau Islands, Ulithi, Iwo Jima or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 1, 1972. A year later, the ship was sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Lamons received 9 battle stars.