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USS Burrows was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on March 24, 1943 and launched on October 2, the same year. It was commissioned on December 19, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. Robert W. Graham’s command with the hull number DE-105 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on April 26, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, Belfast, Derry, Bizerte, Maine, Bizerte, New London, Le Havre or Southampton. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on September 26, 1950 and transferred to the Netherlands where it was renamed Van Amstel (F-806).