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USS Pride was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on April 12, 1943 and launched on July 3, the same year. It was commissioned on November 13, 1943 under Comdr. R.R. Curry’s command with the hull number DE-323 and served in the US Navy for 11 years until it was decommissioned on June 1, 1954. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Halifax, the Panama Canal or Algiers. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 2, 1971 and sold for scrapping in 1974. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Pride received 3 battle stars.