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USS Rall was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on May 24, 1943 and launched on September 23, the following year. It was commissioned on April 8, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. C. B. Taylor’s command as DE-304 and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on December 11, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in Iwo Jima, Espiritu Santo, Okinawa, Ulithi, Leyte, Ie Shima, Hagushi, Pearl Harbor, Maui, Saipan or San Pedro. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 3, 1946 and sold for scrapping the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Rall received 3 battle stars.