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USS Booth was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on January 30, 1943 and launched on June 21, the same year. It was commissioned on September 18, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. Donald W. Todd’s command with the hull number DE-170 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on June 14, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Gibraltar, Hampton Roads, Bizerte, Casablanca, Oran, Cuba, the Marshalls, Ulithi, Okinawa, Saipan, the Marianas or San Diego. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred to Philippine where it was renamed BRP Datu Kalantiaw.