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USS Pratt was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on April 11, 1944 and launched on June 1, the same year. It was commissioned on September 18, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. Robert H. Wanless’ command as DE-363 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 14, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Panama Canal, Luzon, Okinawa, Manus, New Guinea, Shanghai, Taku or Jinsen. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on March 15, 1972 and sold for scrapping the same year.