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USS Newell was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on April 5, 1943 and launched on June 29, the same year. It was commissioned on October 30, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. Russel J. Roberts’ command with the hull number DE-322 and served in the US Navy for 25 years until it was decommissioned on September 21, 1968. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Casablanca, the Panama Canal, Bizerte, Oran or Algiers. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on September 23, 1968 and sold for scrapping in 1971.