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USS Falgout was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on May 24, 1943 and launched on July 24, the same year. It was commissioned on November 15, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. H. A. Meyer’s command with the hull number DE-324 and served in the US Navy for 26 years until it was decommissioned on October 10, 1969. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, New York, Norfolk, Algiers, Costa Rica, Seattle, Charleston, North Africa, Pearl Harbor or Florida. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 1, 1975 and used as a target ship during training exercises in 1977. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Falgout received 1 battle star.