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USS Koiner was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on July 26, 1943 and launched on September 5, the same year. It was commissioned on December 27, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. C. S. Judson’s command with the hull number DE-331 and served in the US Navy for 25 years until it was decommissioned in 1968. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Charleston, Naples, Willemstad, Guam, Alameda, Vietnam, Manila, Hong Kong or Leyte. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on September 23, 1968 and sold for scrapping the following year.