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USS William C. Miller was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on January 10, 1943 and launched on February 22, the same year. It was commissioned on July 2, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. Frederick C. Storey’s command as DE-259 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on December 17, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in Boston, Pearl Harbor, Tarawa, San Francisco, Saipan, Majuro, the Marshalls, Iwo Jima, Ulithi or Guam. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 8, 1946 and sold for scrapping to Mr. Fred Perry in New York City the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS William C. Miller received 7 battle stars.