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USS Joyce was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on March 8, 1943 and launched on May 26, the same year. It was commissioned on September 30, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. R. Wilcox’ command as DE-317 and served in the US Navy for 17 years until it was decommissioned on June 17, 1960. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Texas, Norfolk, New York, Guantanamo, Saipan, Sasebo, Newport, Panama Canal or Green Cove Springs. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 1, 1972 and sold for scrapping on September 11, 1973. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Joyce received 1 battle star.