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USS Earl K. Olsen was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on March 9, 1943 and launched on February 13, 1944. It was commissioned on April 10, 1944 under Lt. R. G. Nichols’ command with the hull number DE-765 and served in the US Navy for 10 years until it was decommissioned on February 25, 1958. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in Florida, Maine, Boston, New York, the United Kingdom, Azores, Cuba, Manila or the Philippines. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List in August 1, 1972. A year later, it was sold for scrapping.