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USS Greiner was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on September 7, 1942 and launched on May 20, the following year. It was commissioned on August 18, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. F. S. Dowd’s command with the hull number DE-37 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on November 19, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, the Marshalls, Okinawa, the Gilberts, Guam, Kusaie, Wotje or San Francisco. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 19, 1945 and sold for scrapping to J. G. Berkwit & Co in 1947. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Greiner received 3 battle stars.