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USS Eisner was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on September 23, 1943 and launched on December 12, the same year. It was commissioned on January 1, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. D. McVickar’s command with the hull number DE-192 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on July 15, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in Galveston, Texas, Norfolk, Recife, Eniwetok or Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck on March 7, 1951 and transferred to the Netherlands the same year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Eisner received 1 battle star.