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USS Marchand was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on December 30, 1942 and launched on March 20, the following year. It was commissioned on September 8, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. G. F. Lynch’s command as DE-249 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on April 15, 1947. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Texas, Norfolk, Casablanca, Charleston, Bermuda, New York, Pearl Harbor or Boston. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 2, 1971 and sold for scrapping on January 30, 1974.