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USS Snowden was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on December 7, 1942 and launched on February 19, the following year. It was commissioned on August 23, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. A. Jackson’s command as DE-246 and served in the US Navy for 25 years until it was decommissioned on September 23, 1968. 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 September 23, 1968 and sunk as a target ship during training exercises. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Snowden received 3 battle stars.