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USS William Seiverling was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on December 2, 1943 and launched on March 7, the following year. It was commissioned on June 1, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. Charles Francis Adams’ command as DE-441 and served in the US Navy for 10 years until it was decommissioned on September 27, 1957. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Panama, Bermuda, Ulithi, Okinawa, Iwo Jima or Luzon. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 1, 1972 and sold for scrapping to Levin Metals Corporation in San Jose in 1973. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS William Seiverling received 4 battle stars and another 3 for the Korean War.