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USS Tinsman was a Rudderow-class destroyer escort laid down on December 21, 1943 and launched on January 26, the following year. It was commissioned on June 26, 1944 under Lt. William G. Grote’s command as DE-589 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 11, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 186 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Boston, Panama, New Guinea, Hollandia, San Pedro, Leyte, Lingayen Gulf, Nasugbu, Mindoro, Ulithi or Eniwetok. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 15, 1972 and sold for scrapping to Levin Metals Corporation in San Jose the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Tinsman received 2 battle stars.