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USS Chatelain was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on January 25, 1943 and launched on April 21, the same year. It was commissioned on September 22, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. J. L. Foley’s command as DE-149 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on June 14, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Texas, Derry, Charleston, Gibraltar or Casablanca. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 1, 1973 and sold for scrapping the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Chatelain received 5 battle stars and a Presidential Unit Citation.