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USS Bright was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on June 9, 1943 and launched on September 26, the same year. It was commissioned on June 30, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. William A. McMahan’s command with the hull number DE-747 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 19, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in California, Hawaii, the Marshalls, Eniwetok, Saipan, Okinawa, Pearl Harbor or Oregon. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and transferred to France where it was renamed Touareg (F721).