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USS Oswald was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on April 1, 1943 and launched on April 25, 1944. It was commissioned on June 12, 1944 with the hull number DE-767 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, New York, Northern Ireland, Derry, Rhode Island, Florida or Pennsylvania. After the decommissioning, in 1972, the ship was struck from the Navy List. A year later, USS Oswald was sold for scrapping.