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USS Neal A. Scott was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on April 1, 1943 and launched on June 4, 1944. It was commissioned on July 31, 1944 with the hull number DE-769 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 30, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Boston, Norfolk, Solomon Islands, Algeria, Gibraltar, North Africa, Hampton Roads, Argentia or Nova Scotia. After the decommissioning, in 1972, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold for scrapping in 1969. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Neal A. Scott received one battle star.