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USS Lansing was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on May 15, 1943 and launched on August 2, the same year. It was commissioned on November 10, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. S.R. Sands’ command with the hull number DE-388 and served in the US Navy for 22 years until it was decommissioned on May 21, 1965. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, Boston, Pearl Harbor, Casablanca, New York, Far East or Green Cove Springs. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on February 1, 1974 and sold for scrapping the same year.