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USS Mills was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on March 26, 1943 and launched on May 26, the same year. It was commissioned on October 12, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. J. S. Muzzy’s command with the hull number DE-383 and served in the US Navy for 17 years until it was decommissioned on October 27, 1970. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, New York, Norfolk, Algiers, Taku, Ominato, Newport, France, Argentia, the Panama Canal, Adak, Antarctica or Boston. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 1, 1974 and sold for scrapping the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Mills received 1 battle star.