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USS Cronin was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on May 13, 1943 and launched on November 27, the same year. It was transferred to the Free France on January 23, 1944 where it was renamed Algérien and then Oise. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board. It also participated in the Operation Anvil-Dragoon before being transferred back to the US Navy. In November 1965, USS Cronin was sold for scrapping.