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USS Sims was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on September 7, 1942 and launched on February 6, the next year. It was commissioned on April 24, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. Charles G. Raible’s command with the hull number DE-154 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on April 24, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in Bermuda, Northern Ireland, Boston, Norfolk, San Diego, the Philippines, Okinawa or Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on June 1, 1960. One year later, on April 14, 1961 USS Sims was sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, the ship received 1 battle star.