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USS Naifeh was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on December 29, 1943 and launched on February 29, the following year. It was commissioned on July 4, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. J. S. Albert’s command as DE-352 and served in the US Navy for 16 years until it was decommissioned on June 17, 1960. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, New Guinea, Ulithi, Guam, Leyte, Okinawa, Manila, Panama Canal, Songjin or San Diego. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 1, 1966 and used as a target ship during training exercises the same year. For the services brought to the country during the Korean War, USS Naifeh received 3 battle stars.