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USS Mitchell was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on February 12, 1943 and launched on August 1, the same year. It was commissioned on November 17, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. James Carpenter’s command with the hull number DE-43 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on December 29, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, San Diego, Okinawa, Kwajalein, Ulithi, Tokyo or Balikpapan. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 19, 1945 and sold for scrapping the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Mitchell received 9 battle stars.