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USS Griswold was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on November 27, 1942 and launched on January 9, the following year. It was commissioned on April 28, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. Charles M.Lyons’ command with the hull number DE-7 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 California, Boston, Society Islands, Mare Island, Guadalcanal, Pearl Harbor, Tokyo Bay, Leyte, Eniwetok, San Pedro, Lunga Point, Ulithi or the Philippines. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 5, the same year and sold for scrapping to Dulien Steel Products in Seattle in 1946. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Griswold received 3 battle stars.