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USS Bronstein was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on August 26, 1943 and launched on November 14, the same year. It was commissioned on December 13, 1943 under Lt. Sheldon H. Kinney’s command with the hull number DE-189 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on November 5, 1945. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Norfolk, Azores, Casablanca, Dakar or New York. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck on May 14, 1952 and sold to Uruguay, where it was renamed Artigas. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Bronstein received 3 battle stars.