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USS Baker was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on September 9, 1943 and launched on November 28, the same year. It was commissioned on December 23, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. Luke B. Lockwood’s command with the hull number DE-190 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on March 4, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in Long Island Sound, Bermuda, New York, Hampton Roads, Casablanca, French Morocco, Maine, North Africa, Bizerte, Rhode Island, Norfolk, Iceland or New London. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck on April 18, 1952 and transferred to France, where it was renamed Malgache. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Baker received 1 battle star.