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USS Grady was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on January 3, 1944 and launched on April 2, the same year. It was commissioned on September 11, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. Francis R. King’s command as DE-445 and served in the US Navy for 12 years until it was decommissioned on December 18, 1957. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Panama, Bermuda, Saipan, Okinawa, Iwo Jima or San Francisco. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 30, 1968 and sold for scrapping in 1969. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Grady received 3 battle stars.