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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 11, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. A. H. Donaldson’s command with the hull number 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 the Gilberts, the Marshalls, the Marianas, Pearl Harbor, Tarawa, Kwajalein, Majuro, Eniwetok, Saipan, Guam, Ulithi, Iwo Jima or San Francisco. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 1, 1945 and sold for scrapping to 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.