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USS Earl V. Johnson was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on September 7, 1943 and launched on November 24, the same year. It was commissioned on March 18, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. J. J. Jordy’s command with the hull number DE-702 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 18, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and it had the main missions in Norfolk, Bizerte, Casablanca, Boston, Bora Bora, New Guinea, Leyte, Okinawa, Kossol Roads or Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on May 1, 1967. One year later, USS Earl V. Johnson was sold for scrapping.