Stuff You Should Know
USS McCoy Reynolds was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on November 18, 1943 and launched on February 22, the following year. It was commissioned on May 2, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. Edwin K. Winn’s command as DE-440 and served in the US Navy for 8 years until it was decommissioned on February 7, 1957. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Panama, Bermuda, Ulithi, Okinawa, Kossol Roads or Luzon. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold to Portugal where it was renamed Corte Real and, subsequently, struck from the Navy List on November 1, 1968. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS McCoy Reynolds received 4 battle stars and another 1 for the Korean War.