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USS Frost was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on January 13, 1943 and launched on March 21, the same year. It was commissioned on August 30, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. T. S. Lank’s command as DE-144 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on June 18, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Texas, Bermuda, Casablanca, Guantanamo, Boston, San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Norfolk or Casco Bay. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 1, 1965 and sold for scrapping the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Frost received 7 battle stars and a Presidential Unit Citation.