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USS Edsall was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on July 2, 1942 and launched on November 1, 1942. It was commissioned on April 10, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. E. C. Woodward’s command with the hull number DE-129 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on June 11, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Miami, Norfolk, Galveston, the Gulf of Mexico, New York, Argentia, Bermuda, Liverpool, Pearl Harbor or Florida. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 1, 1968 and sold for scrapping the following year.