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USS Sutton was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on August 23, 1943 and launched on August 6, 1944. It was commissioned on December 22, 1944 under Lt. T. W. Nazro’s command with the hull number DE-771 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on March 19, 1948. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Boston, Maine, Argentia, New Hampshire, South Carolina, New York or Florida. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred to South Korea where it was renamed ROKS Kang Won (F-72).