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USS Shelton was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on November 1, 1943 and launched on December 18, the same year. It was commissioned on April 4, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. Lewis B. Salomon’s command as DE-407 and served in the US Navy for a few months until it was sunk on October 3, 1944. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, Bermuda, Morotai, Seeadler Harbor or San Diego. After the sinking, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 27, 1944. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Shelton received 1 battle star.