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USS Crowley was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on May 24, 1943 and launched on September 22, the same year. It was commissioned on March 25, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. T. J. Skewes’ command as DE-303 and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on December 3, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in Iwo Jima, San Francisco, Okinawa, Ulithi, Sagami Wan, Guadalcanal, Manus, Pearl Harbor, the Palaus, New Guinea, Luzon, Guam or the Solomons. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 19, 1945 and sold for scrapping the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Crowley received 5 battle stars.