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USS Mack was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on February 14, 1944 and launched on April 11, the same year. It was commissioned on August 16, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. J. F. Nelson’s command as DE-358 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on December 11, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in Okinawa, Norfolk, Tsingtao, Shanghai, San Diego, Hollandia, San Pedro or Leyte. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on March 15, 1972 and sold for scrapping the following year.