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USS Thomason was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on June 5, 1943 and launched on August 23, the same year. It was commissioned on December 10, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. Charles B. Henriques’ command with the hull number DE-203 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on May 22, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in New Hebrides, New Guinea, the Society Islands, Samoa, Espiritu Santo, Wakde, Sarmi or the Palaus. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on June 30, 1968. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Thomason received 3 battle stars. One year later, on June 30, the ship was sold for scrapping.