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USS Metivier was a Rudderow-class destroyer escort laid down on November 24, 1943 and launched on January 12, the following year. It was commissioned on April 7, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. Francis Kernan’s command as DE-582 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on July 1, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 186 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, Hingham, New Guinea, Hollandia, New Jersey, Lingayen, Okinawa or Jinsen. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 30, 1968 and sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Metivier received 3 battle stars.