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USS Henry R. Kenyon was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on September 29, 1943 and launched on October 30, the same year. It was commissioned on November 30, 1943 under Comdr. C. M. Lyons’ command with the hull number DE-683 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on February 3, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in Boston, Norfolk, Leyte, Okinawa, Manila, Maine or San Diego. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 1, 1969. One year later, on October 22, USS Henry R. Kenyon was sold for scrapping.