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USS French was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on May 1, 1944 and launched on June 17, the same year. It was commissioned on October 9, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. T. K. Dunstan’s command as DE-367 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 29, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in Kossol Roads, Okinawa, Guam, Eniwetok, San Diego, Peleliu, Ulithi or Pearl Harbor. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 15, 1972 and sold for scrapping the following year.