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USS Finch was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on June 29, 1943 and launched on August 28, the same year. It was commissioned on December 13, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. Albert H. Nienau’s command with the hull number DE-328 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on October 4, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 186 people on board and had the main missions in Curacao, Casablanca, Algiers, Casco Bay, Naples, New York, Southern France, Boston, Pearl Harbor, Leyte, Guam or Florida. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred to USCG in 1951 and served in there for 3 years until 1954. It was finally struck from the Navy List on February 1, 1974 and sold for scrapping the same year.