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USS Peiffer was a Rudderow-class destroyer escort laid down on December 21, 1943 and launched on January 26, the following year. It was commissioned on June 15, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. W. F. Jones’ command as DE-588 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 1, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 186 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Manus, Panama, New England, Hollandia, San Pedro, Leyte, Luzon, San Diego or Shanghai. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 1, 1966 and used as target during training exercises. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Peiffer received 1 battle star.