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USS Wyffels was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on October 17, 1942 and launched on December 7, the same year. It was commissioned on April 15, 1943 under Lt. Robert Messigner Hinckley’s command with the hull number DE-6 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on August 28, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in New England, Boston, Bermuda, North Africa, Boston, Bizerte, the Marshalls, the Solomons, Casablanca, Miami, Florida, Bahamas or Charleston. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred to Taiwan where it was renamed ROCS Tai Kang F-21. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Wyffels received 3 medals and a Combat Action Ribbon.