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USS Scroggins was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on September 4, 1943 and launched on November 6, the same year. It was commissioned on March 30, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. Herbert Kriloff’s command with the hull number DE-799 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 15, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and had the main missions in Bizerte, Argentia, New London, Maine, Halifax, Norfolk or Miami. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on July 1, 1965 and sold for scrapping two years later.