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USS Gentry was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on December 13, 1943 and launched on February 15, the following year. It was commissioned on June 14, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. D. A. Smith’s command as DE-349 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on July 2, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, Bermuda, New York, Marseilles, Oran, New London, Key West, Panama Canal, Manus, New Guinea, Manila, Leyte, Palaus, Okinawa or Stockton. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 15, 1972 and sold for scrapping the following year.