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USS Janssen was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on August 4, 1943 and launched on October 4, the same year. It was commissioned on December 18, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. H. E. Cross’ command with the hull number DE-396 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on April 12, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Charleston, New York, Norfolk, Maine, the Panama Canal, Pearl Harbor, Florida, Azores, the Caribbean or Casco Bay. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1972 and sold for scrapping the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Janssen received 1 battle star.