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USS Wyman was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on September 7, 1942 and launched on June 3, the following year. It was commissioned on September 1, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. Robert W. Copeland’s command with the hull number DE-38 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on December 21, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, the Marianas, the Marshalls, Okinawa, Eniwetok, Saipan, Guam, Ulithi, Iwo Jima or San Francisco. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 8, 1946 and sold for scrapping to the National Metal and Steel Company in Terminal Island the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Wyman received 6 battle stars.