|Laid down:||5 July 1943|
|Launched:||3 October 1943|
|Commissioned:||4 November 1943|
|Battle Stars:||8 for World War II|
|Decommissioned:||28 March 1946|
|Struck:||26 September 1950|
|Fate:||Transferred to France 12 August 1950|
|Class:||Cannon class destroyer escort|
|Type:||DET (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, long hull, 3" guns)|
|Displacement:||1,240 tons (std) 1,620 tons (full)|
|Dimensions:||306' (oa), 300' (wl) x 36' 10" x 11' 8" (max)|
|Complement:||15 / 201|
|Armament:||3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 twin 40 mm Mk1 AA, 8 x 20 mm Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks|
|Propulsion:||4 GM Mod. 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, , 2 screws|
USS Samuel S. Miles (DE-183) was a Cannon class destroyer escort built for the U.S. Navy during World War II. She served in the Pacific Ocean and provided escort service against submarine and air attack for Navy vessels and convoys. She returned home at war’s end with a remarkable eight battle stars to her credit.
She was laid down on 5 July 1943 by the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Newark, New Jersey; launched on 3 October 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Samuel S. Miles; and commissioned on 4 November 1943, Lt. Comdr. George B. Coale in command.
Next she guarded oilers during the capture of Saipan and Tinian, and splashed two enemy planes on 18 June. She supported the Leyte and Luzon, Philippine Islands, campaigns in late 1944 and early 1945. Samuel S. Miles sank Japanese submarine I-177 near the Palau Islands on 3 October. After guarding the invasion force at Iwo Jima in February, she screened the bombardment group that pounded Okinawa, where she splashed one enemy plane on 27 March.