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USS Carroll was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on January 30, 1943 and launched on June 21, the same year. It was commissioned on October 24, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. F. W. Kuhn’s command with the hull number DE-171 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on June 19, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, Gibraltar, Bizerte, Algeria, Maine, San Diego, Eniwetok, Saipan, Ulithi or Palau Islands. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 1, 1965 and sold for scrapping the following year.