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USS Roberts was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on February 11, 1943 and launched on November 14, the same year. It was commissioned on September 2, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. Robert M. Catharine’s command with the hull number DE-749 and served in the US Navy for 24 years until it was decommissioned on September 21, 1968. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in California, Hawaii, the Marshalls, Kwajalein, Okinawa, Eniwetok, Micronesia or Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on September 23, 1968. Three years later, USS Roberts was sunk as a target during some training exercises. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, the ship received 1 battle star.