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USS Slater was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on March 9, 1943 and launched on February 20, 1944. It was commissioned on May 1, 1944 with the hull number DE-766 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on September 26, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in Florida, Key West, the United Kingdom, Cuba, Panama, San Diego, Norfolk or Manila. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred to Greece where it was renamed Aetos.