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USS Rolf was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on March 20, 1944 and launched on May 23, the same year. It was commissioned on September 7, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. Lester E. Hubbell’s command as DE-362 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 3, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Okinawa, Norfolk, Luzon, New Guinea, San Diego, Hollandia or Jinsen. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 1, 1972 and sold for scrapping the following year.