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USS Albert T. Harris was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on January 13, 1944 and launched on April 16, the same year. It was commissioned on November 29, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. Sidney King’s command as DE-447 and served in the US Navy for 13 years until it was decommissioned on September 21, 1968. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Panama, New York, Morotai, Shanghai, Hong Kong or Formosa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on September 23, 1968 and sold for scrapping in 1969. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Albert T. Harris received 2 battle stars.