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USS Rudderow was a Rudderow-class destroyer escort laid down on July 15, 1943 and launched on October 14, the same year. It was commissioned on May 14, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. Malcolm W. Greenough’s command as DE-224 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on January 15, 1947. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 221 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Hollandia, Morotai, Leyte, Lingayen, Staten Island, Borneo or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 1, 1969 and sold for scrapping the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Rudderow received 2 battle stars.