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USS MALOY (DE/EDE-791) Buckley class destroyer escort in service 1943 to 1965.  Her conversion to an APD was cancelled in 1943 and commissioned as a DE she provided convoy escort duties in the Atlantic.  On D-Day, 6 June 1944, MALOY supported operations off Omaha Beach.  She continued to patrol off the Normandy coast and among the Channel Islands for the remainder of the war, raiding enemy shipping whenever possible. With the capitulation of Germany on 8 May 1945, she escorted the first convoy to re-enter Saint Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands. The destroyer escort then returned to the United States, arriving on 18 June 1945.


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Operational Development Force, 1946–1965, New London, CT

In May 1946 MALOY commenced working for Operational Development Force, New London Detachment, and was redesignated EDE-791 on 14 August 1946. For the next 18 years, Maloy played a large role in the ever-changing Navy, primarily testing and evaluating experimental equipment in connection with various projects of the Underwater Sound Laboratory. While testing the new equipment, Maloy continued to fulfill regular duties, which included service as a school and training ship for the Fleet Sonar School at Key West, and participated in anti-submarine warfare, convoy, and other fleet exercises.


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