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USS Cooner was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on February 22, 1943 and launched on July 23, the same year. It was commissioned on August 21, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. J. M. Stuart’s command with the hull number DE-172 and it served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on June 25, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 216 onboard and had the main missions in Saipan, Ulithi, Charleston, Guam, Pearl Harbor, San Diego or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1972 and sold in 1973.