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USS Lawrence C. Taylor was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on December 20, 1943 and launched on January 29, the following year. It was commissioned on May 13, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. R. Cullinan’s command as DE-415 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 23, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in New York, Pearl Harbor, Lingayen Gulf, Tokyo, Okinawa, Leyte or Iwo Jima. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 1, 1972 and sold for scrapping the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Lawrence C. Taylor received 7 battle stars.