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USS McGinty was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on May 3, 1944 and launched on August 5, the same year. It was commissioned on September 25, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. William H. Harrison’s command as DE-365 and served in the US Navy for 20 years until it was decommissioned on September 23, 1968. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, Okinawa, Guam, Eniwetok, San Diego, Saipan, Ulithi or Pearl Harbor. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on September 23, 1968 and sold for scrapping the following year. For the services brought to the country during the Korean War, USS McGinty received 3 battle stars.