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USS Snyder was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on April 28, 1943 and launched on August 29, the same year. It was commissioned on May 5, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. E. Moore’s command with the hull number DE-745 and served in the US Navy for 16 years until it was decommissioned on May 5, 1960. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in California, Manus, Saipan, Kwajalein, Nagasaki, Guam or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 1, 1972. A year later, the ship was sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Snyder received 1 battle star.