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USS Menges was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on March 22, 1943 and launched on June 15, the same year. It was commissioned on October 26, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. Frank M. McCabe’s command as DE-320 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned in January 1947. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Texas, Bermuda, Norfolk, New York, Algiers, Bougie, New London, Casco Bay, Oran, Cheshire or Florida. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 2, 1971 and sold for scrapping on April 10, the following year.