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USS Corbesier was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on April 24, 1943 and launched on November 11, the same year. It was transferred to the Free French Naval Forces on January 2, 1944 where it was renamed Sénégalais and then Yser. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in Djidjelli and the Algerian coast. It also participated in the First Indochina War before being struck in 1965 and sold for scrapping to Walter Ritscher Hamburg.