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USS Stadtfeld was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on November 26, 1942 and launched on May 17, the following year. It was commissioned on August 26, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. Sigurd Hansen’s command with the hull number DE-29 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on November 10, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, the Solomons, Eniwetok, Guam, the Palaus, the Gilberts, Espiritu Santo or Guadalcanal. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 28, 1945 and sold for scrapping in 1947. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Stadtfeld received 4 battle stars.