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USS Poole was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on February 13, 1943 and launched on May 8, the same year. It was commissioned on September 29, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. Richard R. D. Dean’s command as DE-151 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, Pearl Harbor, Casablanca, Wakayama, Green Cove Springs, Saipan, New York or San Diego. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 2, 1971 and sold for scrapping in 1974.