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Stewart is one of only two preserved U. William A. Porteos, Jr. Turner , USNR , in command. Stewart remained at Houston until 10 June, when she shifted to Galveston. She entered the drydock there on the 14th and exited on the 16th. The destroyer escort departed New Orleans on 22 June to conduct shakedown training in the vicinity of Bermuda ; completed it a month later; and sailed for Philadelphia.
After six days at the Philadelphia Navy Yard , Stewart headed south to Miami, Florida , from whence she operated, conducting patrols and exercises, until 29 October. She put to sea; headed north; and, on the 31st, arrived at Norfolk, Virginia. After a cruise up the Potomac River , during which she visited Quantico, Virginia and the Washington Navy Yard , Stewart commenced a tour of duty training prospective destroyer-escort crews out of Norfolk.
That assignment continued for the next three and one-half months, broken only by two temporary assignments escorting convoys from Tompkinsville, New York , to the Virginia Capes area. She returned to Tompkinsville on 10 April and sailed for Norfolk on the 12th. She arrived there on the 13th, drydocked from the 14th to the 16th, and joined the screen of convoy Task Unit TU The following day, she put to sea with the convoy and escorted it as far as Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
There, she parted company with the other ships and steamed independently to Bermuda. The destroyer escort arrived at Port Royal on 10 May and, for the next week, made experimental attacks on the captured Italian submarine Rea.
From the 18th to the 23rd, Stewart participated in a search off Bermuda for an unidentified radio direction finder contact. She made one depth charge attack on the 18th, but the results were inconclusive. On the 23rd, she put back into Port Royal and remained there four days. On 3 June, the three warships rendezvoused with convoy UC 24, and the group sailed north. Stewart was detached on the 8th and, on the 9th, put into Boston, Massachusetts.