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USS Levy was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on October 19, 1942 and launched on March 28, the following year. It was commissioned on May 13, 1943 under Capt. Frank S. Schmidt’s command with the hull number DE-162 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on April 4, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, the Society Islands, Hollandia, Truk, Statwan, Ponape, Manus, the Marianas, Leyte, Eniwetok, the Carolines, the Marshalls, Mili Atoll or Florida. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on August 2, 1973 and sold for scrapping to Boston Metals Co. in Baltimore the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Levy received 5 battle stars.