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USS Tills was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on June 23, 1943 and launched on October 3, the same year. It was commissioned on August 8, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. James L. Brooks’ command with the hull number DE-748 and served in the US Navy for 18 years until it was decommissioned on September 23, 1968. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in California, Hawaii, the Marshalls, Eniwetok, Saipan, Oahu, Pearl Harbor or Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on September 23, 1968. A year later, USS Tills was sunk as a target during some training exercises. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, the ship received 3 battle stars and many awards.