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USS Holder was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on October 6, 1943 and launched on November 27, the same year. It was commissioned on January 18, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. G. Cook’s command with the hull number DE-401 and served in the US Navy for a few months until it destroyed by a German aircraft on April 11, 1944. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Algeria. After the damage, the ship was was struck from the Navy List on September 23, 1944. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Holder received 1 battle star.