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USS George was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on May 22, 1943 and launched on August 14, the same year. It was commissioned on November 20, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. John E. Page’s command with the hull number DE-697 and served in the US Navy for 15 years until it was decommissioned on October 8, 1958. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 186 men on board and it had the main missions in Bermuda, Norfolk, the Solomons, Funafuti, Ulithi, Saipan, Guam or Japan. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 1, 1969. Several months later, it was sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS George received 2 battle stars.