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USS Charles R. Greer was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on September 7, 1942 and launched on January 18, the following year. It was commissioned on June 25, 1943 under Lt. N. C. Sutton’s command with the hull number DE-23 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on November 2, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in San Francisco, Pearl Harbor, the Marshalls, Majuro, Ulithi, Guam, Funafuti, the Gilberts or the Ellice Islands. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 16, 1945 and sold for scrapping in 1947. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Charles R. Greer received 2 battle stars.