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USS Tweedy was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on August 1, 1943 and launched on October 12, the same year. It was commissioned on February 12, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. Thomas Donald Cunningham’s command as DE-532 and served in the US Navy for 10 years until it was decommissioned on June 30, 1969. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Norfolk, Boston, Miami, Bath, Guantanamo, Charleston, Newport or St. Petersburg. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 30, 1969 and used as a target ship during training exercises in Florida the following year.