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USS Marocain was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on September 7, 1943 and launched on January 1, the next year. It was commissioned on February 29, 1944 and transferred to the Free France the same day where it was named also Marocain. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board. It participated in the Operation Anvil-Dragoon before being struck in 1960. In November 1965, USS Marocain was transferred back to the US Navy.