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USS Cecil J. Doyle was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on May 12, 1944 and launched on July 1, the same year. It was commissioned on October 16, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. D. S. Crocker’s command as DE-368 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on July 2, 1967. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in Panama Canal, Buckner Bay, Kossol Roads, Okinawa, Guam, Eniwetok, San Diego, Peleliu, Ulithi or Pearl Harbor. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1967 and sunk as a target ship during training exercises the same year.