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USS Smartt was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on January 10, 1943 and launched on February 22, the same year. It was commissioned on June 18, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. W. B. Pendleton’s command as DE-257 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on October 5, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in Boston, Casco Bay, Bizerte, Algiers, Norfolk, New York, Bermuda or Gibraltar. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 24, the same year and sold for scrapping in 1946. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Smartt received 1 battle star.