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USS Inch was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on January 19, 1943 and launched on April 4, the same year. It was commissioned on September 8, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. C. W. Frey’s command as DE-146 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on May 17, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Texas, Bermuda, New York, Guantanamo, Canal Zone, San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Norfolk or Panama Canal. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 1, 1972 and sold for scrapping in 1974. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Inch received 4 battle stars.