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USS Cromwell was a Dealey-class destroyer escort laid down on August 3, 1953 and launched on June 4, 1953. It was commissioned on June 3, 1954 under Lt. Comdr. E. J. Cummings’ command with the hull number DE-1014 and served in the US Navy for 18 years until it was struck from the Navy List on July 5, 1972. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 170 people on board and had the main missions in Rhode Island, Iceland, Virgin Islands, France, the Panama Canal, South America, the Marines or North Carolina. After the striking, the ship was sold for scrapping on June 15, 1973.