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USS Swearer was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on August 12, 1943 and launched on October 31, the same year. It was commissioned on November 23, 1943 with the hull number DE-186 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on February 25, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in Hawaii, Eniwetok, Kwajalein, Ulithi, Truk, Sata-wan, Ponape, Yap, Palau, Manus, the Marianas, Iwo Jima or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck on October 20, 1950 and transferred to France, where it was renamed Bambara. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Swearer received 9 battle stars.