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USS Harveston was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on March 9, 1943 and launched on May 22, the same year. It was commissioned on October 12, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. P. L. Stinson’s command as DE-316 and served in the US Navy for 17 years until it was decommissioned on June 30, 1960. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Texas, Norfolk, Bermuda, Sasebo, Newport, Panama Canal, Portsmouth, Derry, Halifax, New York, Pearl Harbor or Green Cove Springs. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 1, 1966 and sunk as a target during training exercises.