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USS Cannon was a Cannon-class destroyer escort launched on May 25, 1943. It was commissioned on September 26, the same year under Lt. Comdr. G. Morris’ command with the hull number DE-99 and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on December 19, 1944. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 186 men on board and it had the main missions in Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil or Gibraltar. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on July 20, 1953 and then transferred to Brazil where it was renamed Baependi.