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USS Fiske was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on January 4, 1943 and launched on March 14, the same year. It was commissioned on August 25, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. R. P. Walker’s command as DE-143 and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was sunk on August 18, 1944. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, Coco Solo, New York or Casablanca. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Fiske received 1 battle star.