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USS Cross was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on March 19, 1944 and launched on July 4, the same year. It was commissioned on January 8, 1945 under Lt. Cmdr. H. L. Minshall’s command as DE-448 and served in the US Navy for 8 years until it was decommissioned on January 2, 1958. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Boston, New York, Pearl Harbor, New England, Ulithi or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1966 and sold for scrapping in 1968. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Cross received 1 battle star.