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USS Presley was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on June 6, 1944 and launched on August 19, the same year. It was commissioned on November 7, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. Richard S. Paret’s command as DE-371 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 20, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Texas, Bermuda, Leyte, Manus, Okinawa, Panama Canal, Truk or Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 30, 1968 and sold for scrapping in 1970.