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USS Lloyd E. Acree was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on January 24, 1944 and launched on March 21, the same year. It was commissioned on August 1, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. John E. Greenbacker’s command as DE-356 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on October 10, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in Okinawa, Norfolk, Tsingtao, San Diego, Hollandia, San Pedro, Manila, Guiuan, Subic Bay or Leyte. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 15, 1972 and sold for scrapping the following year.