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USS Leslie L.B. Knox was a Rudderow-class destroyer escort laid down on November 7, 1943 and launched on January 8, the following year. It was commissioned on March 22, 1944 under Lt. J. A. Moffett’s command as DE-580 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 15, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 186 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, Hingham, New Guinea, Hollandia, Korea, Lingayen, Okinawa or China. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Leslie L.B. Knox received 3 battle stars.