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USS Hill was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on December 21, 1942 and launched on February 28, the following year. It was commissioned on August 16, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. G. R. Keating’s command as DE-141 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on June 7, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Panama Canal, New York, Bahia, Argentia, Casablanca, Bermuda, New England, Azores, Cape Town, Hampton Roads or Pearl Harbor. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 1, 1972 and sold for scrapping in 1974.