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USS Garlies was an Evarts-class destroyer escort originally laid down on April 7, 1943 as USS Fleming DE-271 and launched on May 19, the same year. It was transferred to the United Kingdom and served there for 2 years as HMS Garlies K475 until it was transferred back in the United States of America on August 20, 1945. It also served in the US Navy for a few months under Lt. B. H. Farwell’s command until it was decommissioned on October 10, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 156 people on board. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 1, 1945 and sold for scrapping to Thomas H. Barker in 1947.