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USS Swasey was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on December 30, 1942 and launched on December 18, the following year. It was commissioned on August 31, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. H. M. Godsey’s command as DE-248 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on March 15, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Texas, Norfolk, Casablanca, Charleston, Bermuda, New York, Pearl Harbor or Argentia. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 1, 1972 and sold for scrapping on January 30, 1974. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Swasey received 1 battle star.