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USS Daniel A. Joy was a Rudderow-class destroyer escort launched on January 15, 1944. It was commissioned on April 28, the same year under Lt. F. E. Lawton’s command as DE-585 and served in the US Navy for 21 years until it was decommissioned on May 1, 1965. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 186 people on board and had the main missions in Bizerte, Manus, Hingham, Boston, New Guinea, San Pedro, Leyte, Lingayen, Okinawa or Bermuda. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold for scrapping to the North American Smelting Corporation in Wilmington the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Daniel A. Joy received 2 battle stars.