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USS Lovering was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on September 7, 1942 and launched on June 18, the following year. It was commissioned on September 17, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. A. H. Donaldson’s command as DE-39 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on October 16, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, San Francisco, Gilbert Islands, Tarawa, Kwajalein, Majuro, Eniwetok, Saipan, the Marianas, Ulithi or Iwo Jima. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 1, 1945 and sold for scrapping to the Hugo Neu in New York City the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Lovering received 3 battle stars.