USS Hova was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on September 25, 1943 and launched on January 22, the next year. It was commissioned on March 18, 1944 and transferred to the Free France the same day where it was named also Hova. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board. It participated both in the Operation Anvil-Dragoon and Vénérable before being struck in 1952. In 1964, USS Hova was transferred back to the US Navy.