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USS Mosley was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on April 6, 1943 and launched on June 26, the same year. It was commissioned on October 30, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. James A. Alger’s command as DE-321 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on March 15, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Texas, Bermuda, Norfolk, New York, Gibraltar, Algeria, Bizerte, North Africa, New London, Casco Bay, Newfoundland, Argentia or Florida. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 2, 1971 and sold for scrapping on August 22, 1973. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Mosley received 2 battle stars.