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HMS Cooke was an Evarts-class destroyer escort originally laid down on March 11, 1943 as USS Dempsey DE-267 and launched on April 22, the same year. It was transferred to the United Kingdom and served there for 3 years as HMS Cooke K471 until it was transferred back in the United States of America on March 5, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 156 people on board. After the returning, the ship was sold for scrapping the following year.