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USS Ulvert M. Moore was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on December 2, 1943 and launched on March 7, the following year. It was commissioned on July 18, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s command as DE-442 and served in the US Navy for 9 years until it was decommissioned on October 10, 1958. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Panama, Bermuda, Ulithi, Okinawa, Iwo Jima or Luzon. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 1, 1965 and used as a target ship during training exercises in 1966. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Ulvert M. Moore received 5 battle stars and another 3 for the Korean War.