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USS Camp was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on February 27, 1943 and launched on April 16, the same year. It was commissioned on September 16, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. P. B. Mavor’s command as DE-251 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on May 1, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Texas, Norfolk, Casablanca, Charleston, Argentia, New York, Pearl Harbor or Newport. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 30, 1975 and sold to South Vietnam where it was renamed RVNS Tran Hung Dao (HQ-01) and, subsequently, to the Philippines where it was renamed RPS Rajah Lakandula (PF-4).