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USS Sloat was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on November 21, 1942 and launched on January 21, the following year. It was commissioned on August 16, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. Edmund Ernest Garcia’s command as DE-245 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on August 6, 1947. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Texas, Norfolk, Casablanca, Charleston, Bermuda, New York, Pearl Harbor or Argentia. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 2, 1971 and sold for scrapping the following year to Peck Equipment Company in Portsmouth. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Sloat received 1 battle star.