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USS Hammann was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on July 10, 1942 and launched on December 13, the same year. It was commissioned on May 17, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. B. D. deKay’s command with the hull number DE-131 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on October 24, 1945. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Philadelphia, Casablanca, Norfolk, Northern Ireland, San Diego, New York, Cuba or Liverpool. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 1, 1971 and sold for scrapping two years later.