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USS Price was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on August 24, 1943 and launched on October 30, the same year. It was commissioned on January 12, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. J. W. Higgins’ command with the hull number DE-332 and served in the US Navy for 16 years until it was decommissioned on June 30, 1960. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Norfolk, Bizerte, Ulithi, Guam, New York, Boston, Okinawa, Newfoundland or Iwo Jima. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 1, 1974 and sold for scrapping the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Price received 1 battle star.