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USS Howard D. Crow was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on February 6, 1943 and launched on April 26, the same year. It was commissioned on September 27, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. Donald T. Adams’ command as DE-252 and served in the US Navy for 19 years until it was decommissioned on August 1, 1962. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Texas, Norfolk, Panama Canal, Bermuda, Key West, Guantanamo, New York, Pearl Harbor or Newport. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 23, 1968 and sold for scrapping in 1970.