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USS Hurst was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on January 27, 1943 and launched on April 14, the same year. It was commissioned on August 30, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. B. H. Brallier’s command as DE-250 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on May 1, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Texas, Norfolk, Casablanca, Charleston, Galveston, New York, Pearl Harbor or Boston. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 1, 1972 and sold to Mexico where it was renamed ARM Commodore Manuel Azueta (A-06).