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USS Muir was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on June 1, 1943 and launched on June 4, 1944. It was commissioned on August 30, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. Theodore A. O’Gorman’s command with the hull number DE-770 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned in September 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Portsmouth, South Carolina, Houston, the Bahamas, Dakar, New York or Florida. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred to South Korea where it was renamed ROKS Kyongki (F-71).