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USS Sellstrom was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on March 16, 1943 and launched on May 12, the same year. It was commissioned on October 12, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. William L. Maloney’s command as DE-255 and served in the US Navy for 17 years until it was decommissioned in June 1960. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Texas, Norfolk, Bermuda, Panama Canal, Newfoundland, Derry, Belfast, New York, Pearl Harbor or Adak. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 1, 1965 and sold to Peck Iron Metal Works at Portsmouth in 1967. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Sellstrom received one battle star.