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USS Johnnie Hutchins was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on March 6, 1944 and launched on May 2, the same year. It was commissioned on August 28, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. H. M. Godsey’s command as DE-360 and served in the US Navy for 10 years until it was decommissioned on February 25, 1958. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Okinawa, Norfolk, Luzon, Shanghai, San Diego, Hollandia, San Pedro or Leyte. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1972 and sold for scrapping in 1974. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Johnnie Hutchins received one Navy Unit Commendation.